WHERE THIS HAPPENED: Neonatal Unit, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea
Microbial resistance to antibiotics is a serious global health problem compounded by antibiotic overuse and limited investment in new antibiotic research. There are specific concerns that inappropriate antibiotic exposure in the perinatal period can lead to both short-term and lifelong adverse outcomes.
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Improving the quality of physical health monitoring in CAMHS for children and adolescents prescribed medication for ADHD
WHERE THIS HAPPENED: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Problem Assessment and monitoring of the physical health of children and adolescents prescribed stimulant medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a key clinical responsibility as outlined in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines CG72.1 Physical examination including the centiles of observations should be documented in the patient's medical record. Traditionally, growth charts have been used to calculate and record centiles. Increasingly, however, patient medical records are electronic and this requires a change in the way in which clinical information is documented.
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