Children and young people

Hundreds of extra appointments at children’s hospitals on ‘Super Saturday’

Children’s hospitals across the country are putting on extra clinics today as part of an NHS ‘Super Saturday’ drive to address COVID backlogs. Staff are putting on hundreds of appointments as part of the ambitious NHS accelerator programme. Some hospitals taking part will use virtual reality to distract youngsters during surgery, avoiding the need for […]

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New treatment to reduce effects of peanut allergy to benefit thousands of children

Thousands of children and young people will receive a pioneering treatment for peanut allergy after NHS England secured the first deal of its kind in Europe. The treatment, known as Palforzia, helps to reduce the severity of reactions to peanuts – including anaphylaxis – making family holidays abroad, birthday parties, and Christmas treats possible for […]

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