Clinical update

Cerebral palsy

Read our summary of the latest update on cerebral palsy guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which covers diagnosis, assessment and management for those aged up to 25.

Read our summary of the latest update on cerebral palsy guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which covers diagnosis, assessment and management for those aged up to 25

Essential facts

Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term for a group of permanent and non-progressive abnormalities of the fetal or neonatal brain, primarily leading to disorders of movement and posture. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), it is the most common cause of physical disability in children and young people in the developed world. Action Cerebral Palsy says about one in 400 UK births is affected, with an estimated 30,000 individuals having the condition.

What’s new

In October, NICE published a new quality standard on cerebral palsy that covers diagnosis, assessment and management for those aged up to

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