• Learn the basics of how to assess children of all ages using clinical footage & evidence based material
  • Following on from the highly successful & acclaimed Spotting The Sick Child DVD
  • Commissioned by the UK Department of Health
  • Supported by national organisations
  • Real life cases
  • A useful resource for professional development or as teaching material for others

Frontline Health Professionals involved in acute assessment of children. For example:

  • Doctors & Nurses in Emergency Departments
  • Paediatric Doctors & Nurses in training
  • General Practitioners
  • Doctors in Foundation Programmes
  • Emergency Care Practitioners, Paramedics & Technicians
  • Medical students
  • Nurse Practitioners & GP Practice Nurses
  • Health Visitors & School Nurses
  • Entirely online in a user-friendly environment
  • Over 5 hours of new video footage of real patients
  • Symptoms: Learn to assess 7 common symptoms
  • My Waiting Room: Test yourself on real patients at your own pace
  • My Learning: Customise your own learning environment & track your progress
  • Resources section with evidence based guidelines
  • Professional Development Certification


Dear Spotting the Sick Child user

We are delighted to inform you that as of the 4th February 2016 the third edition of Spotting the Sick Child (SSC3) is now available.

SSC3 includes a completely redesigned interface, high quality videos and learning notes to accompany many of the videos. The resource is also now accessible on all mobile devices.

SSC3 can be accessed by clicking here. If you are new to Spotting the Sick Child we recommend that you go straight to SSC3 and register a new account.

• Existing users of Spotting the Sick Child will also need to register a new account with SSC3.
• Unfortunately it is not possible to transfer your existing account.
• Existing users of Spotting the Sick Child who are currently working towards a certificate on SSC2 will have until the 4th May 2016 to complete this, after which SSC2 will no longer be available.

May we take this opportunity to welcome you SSC3 and we hope that you enjoy the new edition.

The Spotting the Sick Child Team

  • Department of Health
  • NHS National Patient Safety Agency
  • The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • College of Emergency Medicine
  • University Hospital of Leicester
  • University of Leicester
  • WellChild
  • OCB Media
  • Child Brain Injury Trust
  • Council for Disabled Children
  • Meningitis Now
  • Children's Heart Federation