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Whether you are looking to learn more about paediatric musculoskeletal problems, or are involved in the care of children, then PMM and PMM-Nursing will help you change your clinical practice for the better.


We provide suggested sources of further information. These include:

  • Key References and Guidelines 
  • Links to Useful Websites
  • Graphics


Pdf versions of key site pages are also provided for you reference. These include:

  • Top Tips
  • Essentials of knowledge for nurses 

Information for Nurses

A Competency Framework for Rheumatology Nurses File

Royal College Nursing Methotrexate Guidelines

Royal College Nursing Guidance on Transitional Care

Transition of care for adolescents from paediatric services to adult health services (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016)

Resource to Support Mental Health for Young People

Ready Steady Go Programme for Transition

'Growing pains' Advice to parents and carers

PRINTO Information for Families – Rheumatic Diseases

Top Tips for Using pmm

Top Tips for Pill Swallowing

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Key References & Guidelines

World Health Organisation (WHO) Factsheet: Violence against children (WHO 2020)

NICE guidance on suspected cancer: part 1 – children and young adults (NICE 2021)

Suspected cancer (part 1 – children and young adults) - visual overview of updated NICE guidance (NICE June 2015)

NICE Guidelines: Child abuse and neglect (NICE 2017)

NICE guidance on feverish illness in children: Assessment and initial management in children younger than 5 years (NICE 2021)

NICE guidance on tocilizumab for the treatment of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (NICE 2011)

NICE guidance on the use of etanercept for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (NICE 2002)

NICE guidance on Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management (NICE 2017)

pGALS – paediatric Gait Arms Legs and Spine: a simple examination of the musculoskeletal system (Ped Rheum Online 2013)


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