Clinical update

Cerebral palsy

New guidelines published by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) puts the focus on children affected by cerebral palsy. 
Cerebral palsy

New guidelines published by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) puts the focus on children affected by cerebral palsy.

Essential facts

Cerebral palsy, the term for several neurological conditions that affect movement and coordination, is the leading cause of physical disability in children and young people in the developed world. About one in 400 children in the UK is affected by the condition which can occur if the brain develops abnormally or is damaged before, during or shortly after birth.

What’s new

Diagnosis and treatment for children with cerebral palsy should be improved by the publication of new guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The new guidelines focus on the causes, early diagnosis and how to treat common comorbidities

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