Constipation in Childhood in Secondary Care CA2071 v4.2
To ensure that children are assessed using the NICE Guidance CG99 to minimise intervention in those with idiopathic functional constipation.
To enable a range of health care professionals to be able to provide effective and tailored follow up according to patients’ response to treatment. Follow up can be by telephone face to face or written communication.
To improve parental understanding tolerance and motivation in respect of children’s constipation and soiling
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