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Urgent shake up needed for children’s unscheduled care

 

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Urgent shake up needed for children’s unscheduled care

Children make up more than a quarter of emergency department attendances in the UK – and in England alone there has been a 28% increase in admissions for children to hospital over the last ten years.

The Royal College of Paediatrics, backed by other professional bodies, has produced a new set of standards, which underline the need for greater investment in unscheduled care and for changes in service design.