Please utilise the links below to associated sources of information and support for both professionals and families .
You should call the NHS 111 service if you need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency.
The UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH)
The UCL Institute of Child Health, in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital, is the largest centre in Europe devoted to clinical and basic research and postgraduate teaching in children’s health.
Action for Sick Children
Action for sick children is the UK’s leading Healthcare Charity, specialy formed to ensure that sick children always recieve the highest standard of care possible.
Menigitis Now (formerly The Menigitis Trust)
Charity providing support to families and raising awareness about meningitis.
Child Brain Injury Trust
CBIT supports anyone affected by childhood acquired brain injury.
Contact a Family
Contact a Family is the only UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children – no matter what their health condition. The site enables parents to get in contact with other families, both on a local and national basis.
SWACIC 10-year report
A summary report of data from the South West Audit of Critically Ill Children from 2001-2010.
The Lee Spark Foundation
A support for families and education source for those with necrotising fasciitis
Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)
Led by a consortium of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Royal College of Nursing and National Voices, HQIP promotes better health services by supporting those responsible for quality improvement work.
Department of Health (DH)
DH is a ministerial department, supported by 24 agencies and public bodies to fund health and care in England.
The Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS)
A multidisciplinary forum for those involved and interested in paediatric intensive care.
European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC)
ESPNIC is a community of paediatric and neonatal intensive care doctors and nurses sharing the common goal of promoting and advancing the field through research, education and care.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
US information resource for professionals caring for critically ill children.
Meningitis Research Foundation
The Meningitis Research Foundation provide information to health professionals, on the recognition of meningitis and septicaemia and pathology of the disease.
Pan Thames Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU) Network
Source of internet based information for paediatric intensive care service commissioners, providers and users in the South East of England.