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Helping children with constipation avoid A&E

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has produced a new quality standard aimed at helping all healthcare professionals, including GPs, pharmacists and school nurses, to improve the care of children and young people with idiopathic constipation.

The standard sets out six statements designed to help reduce emergency admissions and progression of symptoms, as well as prevent recurrence.