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Poverty in practice: using quality improvement in paediatrics to improve identification and support of families living in poverty
  1. Guddi Singh1,2,
  2. Hannah Zhu3
  1. 1 Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London, London, UK
  2. 2 Mary Sheridan Centre for Child Health, Guy's & St.Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  3. 3 Sunshine House Children and Young People’s Development Centre, Guy's & St.Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Guddi Singh, Mary Sheridan Centre for Child Health, Guy's & St.Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, U.K.; guddi.singh{at}


We used quality improvement (QI) methodology in the acute paediatric setting to develop clinical screening tools and local resources for addressing child poverty in practice in a London district general hospital between March and August 2019.

  • social determinants of health
  • professionalism
  • social paediatrics
  • quality improvement
  • child poverty

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  • Contributors GS: conceived the idea for the project and supervised HZ, who implemented the project and collected data locally. GS and HZ co-wrote the article and both contributed to manuscript review.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.