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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. 1Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London, London, UK
  2. 2Mary Sheridan Centre for Child Health, Guy's & St.Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  3. 3Sunshine 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}nhs.net

Abstract

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.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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

  • Data availability statement Data are available on reasonable request.

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