Referral process

Please see individual hospitals for information on their referral process.

Reports of interest in paediatric anaesthesia

Royal College of Anaesthetists

  • Child protection and the anaesthetist: safeguarding children in the operating theatre 2007

  • Standards for conscious sedation in dentistry: alternative techniques 2007

  • Guidance on the provision of paediatric services 2004

Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • Surgery for Children: delivering a first class service. The Children's Surgical Forum 2007

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

  • Services for Children in Emergency Departments 2007

  • Joint Statement on General¬†Paediatric Surgery provision in District General Hospitals in Great Britain and Ireland¬†2006


  • 0-18 years: guidance for all doctors 2007

Department of Health

  • Making it better for children and young people: clinical case for a change. Sheila Shribman 2007

  • The acutely ill or critically sick or injured child in the district general hospital: a team response. Stuart Tanner 2006

  • The NSF for children, young people and maternity services: core standards 2004

  • Getting the right start: NSF for children: Hospital Standard 2003

Healthcare Commission

  • Improving services for children in hospital 2007

Independent reports and public enquiries

  • The Victoria Climbie Inquiry. Lord Laming 2003

  • Learning from Bristol. Professor Sir Ian Kennedy 2001