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NICE urges GPs to monitor home visits

3rd December 2010

New guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has indicated that GPs should monitor families on home visits and provide ‘child-focused home safety advice’ if needed.

NICE has published guidance documents on the prevention of unintentional injuries in children which contains a number of recommendations for GPs including integrating home safety into other visits and provide ‘child-focused home safety advice’ or refer families for specialist advice. The guidance also instructs local safeguarding children's boards, A&E and out-of-hours services to inform GPs if a child repeatedly needs treatment for unintentional injuries.


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