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The list below details all additions & changes to content on this site since January 2022

Date Page added/updated Notes


Updated: Anaemia in children and young people with chronic kidney disease

Updated: Acute neonatal referral pathways



New: West of Scotland Paediatric Hepatitis Pathway



Updated: Health assessment of children and young people with Down’s Syndrome - guidance for healthcare professionals, Paediatrics

New: Postnatal management of infants born to parents affected by LQT syndrome

New: Young people with congenital cardiac conditions: transition and medical transfer from paediatric to adult care

New: Fasting guidance for children with Congenital Heart Disease

Updated: Sickle cell protocol



Updated: Anti-fungal policy (hamatology/oncology)

Updated: Anti-viral policy (hamatology/oncology)

Updated: Blood transfusion in children with haematological / oncological disease and following haemopoietic stem cell transplant

Updated: Policy & Guidelines for the Safe Prescribing, Dispensing & Administration of Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT)

New: Status Epilepticus Management



New: Scottish paediatric and adolescent infection and immunology network pathway for nMABs for non-hospitalised adolescents with COVID-19



Updated: Wellbeing

Updated: RHC Peer Support



New: Paediatric pathway for administration of Sotrovimab

New: Home oxygen therapy for neonates

Updated: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) guidance

New: Occupational Health Management Referral Process



Updated: MRSA in paediatric cystic fibrosis patients, eradication and treatment

Updated: Eradication of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in Children with Cystic Fibrosis



Updated: Major Incident Plan



New: Carvedilol initiation and dose increase

New: Management of Paediatric SVT



Updated: Proteinuria on urinalysis in the Emergency Department

Temporarily removed: Sickle cell SOP

New: Cardio-respiratory investigation & management of adolescents with pectus excavatum


The sickle cell protocol has been temporarily removed. It is still available to Haem/Onc staff on the Q-Pulse system.


Updated: Pain in children, management in the ED

Due to a supply issue with diamorphine, new guidance for the use of Intranasal Fentanyl which has replaced the guidance for Intranasal Diamorphine


New: Postnatal management of a right or double aortic arch, Paediatrics

New: Osgood Schlatter’s Disease: Information for parents and young people



Updated: Guidance and application of En-Plugs-S (ENP-S) 4cm in gastrostomy care, SOP

Updated: Intravenous fluid guidance for previously well children aged >7 days to 16 years

Updated: RHC Practical Fracture Management Guidance for use during COVID-19 crisis



Addition of guidance on suitable substitutes if Plasmalyte is unavailable

Addition of link to clavicle fracture patient advice leaflet


Updated: Cardiac patient pathway



Updated: Prophylaxis against gram negative and fungal infections in immunocompromised babies, children & young people with a Central Venous Access Device (CVAD)

Updated: Antibiotic prophylaxis for paediatric surgery

Updated: Pregnancy testing guidelines for girls aged 12 yrs & over (RHC)

Updated: Cholangitis pathway



Updated: Neonatal Pain Guideline

Updated: One lung ventilation & bronchial blocker guideline



Updated: Neonatal transfusion guideline