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Resuscitation of general paediatrics in the UK
  1. I Wacogne1,
  2. R Scott-Jupp2,
  3. T Chambers3
  1. 1Department of General Paediatrics, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, UK
  3. 3Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    I Wacogne
    Department of General Paediatrics, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Trust, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK; ian.wacogne{at}


“The report of my death was an exaggeration”, said Mark Twain. For a dying specialty, general paediatrics has certainly been looking very healthy recently. It is timely to examine why our specialty was thought to be at such risk, and to explore why, although in many cases shocked and confused, it is well on the way to recovery. This article explores what is needed to keep it healthy to ensure that the general paediatrician is at the centre of the delivery of paediatrics in the UK.

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