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About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about sedation for children and young people that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 112.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are the parent, family member or carer of a child or young person (under the age of 19 years) who is having sedation.

No, if you are aged 19 years or older and are having sedation.

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