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Lynn RM, Avis JL, Lenton S, et al Delayed access to care and late presentations in children during the COVID-19 pandemic: a snapshot survey of 4075 paediatricians in the UK and Ireland Archives of Disease in Childhood Published Online First: 25 June 2020. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2020-319848

The UK has witnessed large reduc-tions in children attending emergency departments (ED) and paediatric assess-ment units (PAU) during the COVID-19 pandemic,1 which began in late January and peaked in mid-April before declining.2These reductions raised concerns about the late presentation of critical illness in children. To address this, the British Paedi-atric Surveillance Unit undertook a snap-shot electronic survey on 24 April 2020 of 4075 paediatric consultants representing >90% of paediatric consultants in the UK and Ireland, asking whether, during the previous 14 days, they had seen any children who, in their opinion, presented later than they would have expected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic (ie, delayed presentation).

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