Paediatricians are doctors who manage medical conditions affecting infants, children and young people. Paediatrics can be divided into 4 main areas:

paediatrics - a hospital role covering children from birth to the age of 16. Most paediatricians have this generalist role
neonatology - this role specialises in looking after newly born babies. It is usually based in an intensive care unit looking after premature babies or those with problems at birth acoransoftclick to find out more
community paediatrics - these doctors are based in the community and look after children with developmental, social or behavioural problems and those with a physical disability
paediatric cardiology - this is a small area which is a specialty in its own right. These doctors diagnose and treat children with cardiac (heart) conditions

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