Watch our video to find out what to do.
Note that all information on macrogol doses refers to the paediatric preparations of macrogol, which can be obtained as regular repeat prescriptions from your GP.
Children call us 'The Poo Nurses'. We're the Childhood Constipation Service at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust. We're based at Darent Valley Hospital and also take referrals from Queen Mary Hospital, Erith & District Hospital and all over the South East.
On this website you will find links to other useful sources of information. There are also the guidelines for the maintenance regime and a disimpaction regime and a copy of the Bristol Stool Chart for you to download.
Dr Shahinul Khan, Consultant Paediatrician at Dartford and Gravesham NHS trust, says: "Chronic constipation is something we're seeing far too often in our hospital clinics these days. It is something that can be dealt with effectively by parents with the help of their GPs."
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have issued guidance and quality standards [QS62] for the diagnosis and management of constipation of unknown cause in children and young people. It includes the following quality statements:
List of quality statements
We have received the following endorsement of this resource from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Tackling childhood constipation and overflow soiling using a macrogol laxative
This video and hosting page accurately reflect recommendations in the NICE guideline on constipation in children and young people. They also support statements 1–6 in the NICE quality standard for constipation in children and young people.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Further tools and resources for health professionals from the relevant NICE guidelines: