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  1. Howard Bauchner,
  2. Neil McIntosh
  1. Howard Bauchner, Editor in Chief, Archives of Disease in Childhood.
  2. Neil McIntosh, Vice-President for Science Research and Clinical Effectiveness, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
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We are delighted to introduce ADC Education and Practice. The purpose of this new edition is to assist paediatricians, at all levels in their training, in their ongoing professional development. Initially it will be published four times each year; ultimately it will alternate with the ADC Fetal and Neonatal edition.


Variation in practice and quality of care are startling both across the UK and abroad. This has led to emphasis on best practice — using the best and most current information for diagnostic and therapeutic decisions and for discussing prognosis with families. One Education and Practice section will focus on current treatment for specific diseases. The section editors, Ian Maconochie and Monica Lakhanpaul, will ensure quality and consistency in the articles. Each article will include a review of recent guidelines …

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