Respiratory Surge in Children

Last updated Monday 6th December 2021

The Respiratory Surge in Children Programme is designed to support the cross-skilling of the NHS workforce to manage:

  • existing demand in children
  • potential future spikes in paediatric demand as a result of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other respiratory illnesses in children
  • longer-term increasing paediatric acuity and demand in children

The resources are aimed at healthcare staff working in the various settings where a child will present with respiratory illness, including home, primary and community care, and across the acute hospital environment. Within the skills matrix (below) and educational resources on this page, the term child is used to represent infant, child and young person.

We are continuing to build this site and more content will be added in the coming days and weeks. The additional resources will include educational materials and links curated from different sources such as educators across the NHS and other organisations, existing HEE elfh sessions, and commissioned sessions to fill gaps (see section on ‘Share your resources’).