Useful websites

Please utilise the links below to associated sources of information and support for both professionals and families.

For Families

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.

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

For Professionals

Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)
Led by a consortium of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the Royal College of Nursing, 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 Critical Care Society (PCCS)
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.