From the inception of PiP, it was recognised that developing clinical guidelines together, was an efficient use of time and would assist PiP in meeting one of its objectives, “to improve the quality of services for children”.
Developing quality guidelines that would be useful at the patient / doctor interface, was a very challenging agenda. Consequently, PiP was delighted to join with The Bedside Clinical Guidelines Partnership (BCGP), who had already developed a methodology and a team approach to developing adult medical guidelines, which had been implemented in many of the PiP Member organisations.
The completed clinical guidelines are available in the handbook. Unfortunately these are not available electronically to non PiP member organisations .
The guidelines are reviewed on a 2-yearly cycle; they help consultants, junior doctors and nurses maintain high quality and consistent practice.
The guidelines have continued to be successful with the number developed increasing each year; there are now 99 Guidelines in the new edition. The 2018 – 20 handbook (8th Edition) is now available to purchase.
The author of any guideline can contact Mathew Stone, Clinical Effectiveness Librarian who undertakes on their behalf an expert literature review to find answers to specific questions. The outcome of these literature reviews or any other supporting information about the guideline can be found on the evidence pages, which are linked to each guideline. These pages contain a wealth of useful information. However, if you know of additional evidence that has not been considered in answering any of the questions, the BCGP would be delighted to hear from you.
If you would like to comment on a guideline or become involved as a writer or reviewer, please contact us.
The 2018-20 Paediatric Clinical Guidelines are now available to purchase. They include 11 new Guidelines!
If you wish to purchase a copy of the paediatric guidelines you can download a copy of the order form here, if you are ordering from outside the UK or would like further details contact us for further information.