The HeadSmart campaign is designed to help healthcare professionals recognise the signs and symptoms that may be indicative of brain tumours in children and young people (up to the age of 18).

Decision support tool

The HeadSmart decision support tool, based on the Diagnosis of Brain Tumours in Children guideline, gives guidance on when to reassure, review/refer or scan a child presenting with brain tumour symptoms.

Go to the decision support tool

Clinical guideline

The Diagnosis of Brain Tumours in Children guideline is an evidence-based guideline to assist healthcare professionals in the assessment of children presenting with symptoms and signs that may be due to a brain tumour.

View the guideline

Healthcare resources

The downloadable healthcare resources have been designed to help healthcare professionals improve their knowledge of brain tumour presentation in children and teenagers and include a quick reference guide and sub-specialty poster.

Download the resources

Research behind HeadSmart

Children and young adults in the UK experience, on average, a longer time between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis (symptom interval) of a brain tumour than in many other countries.

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