RCPCH Courses

Our expert-led, CPD-approved courses are for all health professionals.

BPSU: From the bench to bedside: new treatments in paediatrics

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Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, B4 6NH
27 February 2017

Learn about the latest scientific updates in paediatric rare disease and their current and future impacts on clinical practice.

Exploring the theme, “From bench to bedside – new treatments for children with rare disease”, this one day conference on rare disease in paediatrics has been developed by the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit in partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The conference will consider the challenges of developing new

How to Manage: Common Cardiac Problems in Paediatrics

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RCPCH, London
28 February 2017

This is a one-day course focusing on common cardiac problems encountered by any clinician involved in the care of children. Clinical scenarios such as a sick baby with a possible underlying cardiac problem, syncope and palpitations along the increasingly common question of cardiac screening in children will be discussed using plenty of real life cases. Workshops aiming to provide basic understanding of paediatric ECG’s, Echocardiography and approach to a child with a heart murmur

Asthma: Working together to improve diagnosis, treatment and management in children and young people

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RCPCH, London
8 March 2017

Develop your skills in the diagnosis, treatment and management of asthma in children and young people. 

Delivered in partnership with Asthma UK, this multi-agency course will explore how healthcare professionals can work together to improve asthma management.

Expert-led workshops will bring you up to date with the latest tools and treatment options, whilst lectures and debates will offer guidance for those wishing to champion change locally or

How to Manage: End of life care and bereavement

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RCPCH, London
13 March 2017

Improve your understanding of the bereavement process and the challenges of end of life care in children and young people.

Together with Child Bereavement UK, we have created a communication-focused course to help you support children and their families through bereavement. Learn how to approach difficult conversations with confidence and hear first-hand about the journey of a bereaved parent.

Consultant-led sessions will also cover the practicalities of ACP, consent

Child Protection: Examination to Court (Level 3) (2 days)

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RCPCH, London
14 March 2017
This course is now fully booked. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email events@rcpch.ac.uk with your request.

Every paediatrician will encounter many child protection cases during their clinical career and it is likely that a high proportion of these will require written reports, with some cases leading to legal proceedings. Paediatricians have a key role in both

Mentoring Skills training

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Jurys Inn, Birmingham
15 March 2017

This highly interactive one-day course provides paediatricians with the core skills and knowledge to be an effective mentor.

The course will allow delegates to have effective learning conversations with their mentees and by extension with colleagues, patients and parents and carers.

Topics covered will include:  

  • What is mentoring
  • Benefits and value of mentoring
  • Building effective mentoring relationships

How to Manage: Common Dermatological Disorders

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RCPCH, London
23 March 2017

Improve your recognition of common dermatological conditions in children and get the latest information on how to treat them.

Dermatological disorders frequently present to child health practitioners, often when patients are seen for other conditions.

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of atopic eczema, haemangiomas, skin infections, viral exanthem, common lumps and bumps, dermatitis artefacta and toxic erythemas.

You’ll get

SACCH AGM and Annual Conference 2017

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IET Glasgow, Teachers Building, 14 St Enoch Square, G1 4DB
24 March 2017
Understand the potential effects of emotional abuse and neglect on the development of children and young people and explore how the Child Health Team can best measure impact.
 
This conference will improve your understanding of maltreatment-associated psychiatric problems and help you to interpret behaviour in the context of neglect and abuse. You’ll also hear about the grounds of referral and interaction with the Children’s Hearings System

How To Manage: Paediatric Allergy

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RCPCH London
27 March 2017

Get practical updates on current epidemiology, NICE guidelines and the management of food allergy.

Led by experts in paediatric allergy this course will cover case based discussions on peanut, egg and milk allergy, with workshops on anaphylaxis, topical treatments and skin prick testing.

You will learn to take an allergy focused history and increase your knowledge of the NICE guidelines and quality standards for food allergy and anaphylaxis.

Effective Educational Supervision

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NIMDTA - Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency, Belfast
31 March 2017

RCPCH has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.

This training programme was launched in 2013 by the RCPCH to fulfil the GMC’s stipulated requirements for Educational Supervisors. It has been designed for paediatric trainees, SAS and consultants who work with junior doctors and medical students.

Offered both in London and regionally, this training programme has been developed centrally by the College

MRCPCH Clinical Exam Preparation Course (2 days)

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RCPCH, London
20 April 2017

Prepare for your MRCPCH Clinical examination with our comprehensive exam skills preparation course.

Led by an expert faculty of highly experienced senior MRCPCH Clinical examiners, this interactive course will provide a safe environment where you can learn with like-minded candidates. Our elite team will help you to have a better grasp of the assessment criteria, as well as to identify and articulate the skills needed to succeed at each station.

This course is

Child Protection: The professional witness in the courtroom (Scotland)

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Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
21 April 2017

Paediatricians will encounter many child protection cases during their career. And, it is likely that a high proportion of these will require written reports, with some cases leading to legal proceedings.

Paediatricians play a key role in providing written evidence in the form of professional witness reports. It vital they are adequately prepared should a case need to go to court.

We have developed a one day course specifically for a Scottish audience. Delegates will

Effective Educational Supervision

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Jury's Inn, 245 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HQ
24 April 2017

Develop your skills and confidence as an Educational Supervisor with our interactive training programme.

The Effective Educational Supervision course will provide an overview of different teaching and learning methods and will help you to become more confident in assessing trainees' learning needs. You will also learn how to prepare and conduct a good educational supervision session and get advice on using ePortfolio appropriately.

There will be plenty of

How To Manage: Gastroenterology - an approach to common GI presentations

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RCPCH, London
2 May 2017
 
Get an overview of the investigation and management of common GI presentations in children and young people. 
 
This course will cover approaches in the management and investigation of young people with eating disorders and functional GI disorders. Learning from leading paediatric gastroenterologists you will have the opportunity to discuss abnormal liver function tests, specialist investigations in chronic

Safeguarding: Statement and report writing (level 3)

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RCPCH, London
2 May 2017

The RCPCH are pleased to be working with our partners at Bond Solon in offering this 1 day course. As part of their clinical practice, practitioners will be required to produce statements or reports that will later be scrutinised. They may be used internally for audit or responding to complaints and externally in tribunals, inquiries, regulatory proceedings or the courts.

All too often, excellent clinical knowledge and skills are undermined when statements or reports fall below

Mentoring Skills training (Scotland)

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DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh
3 May 2017

This highly interactive one day CPD approved  course provides paediatricians with the core skills and knowledge to be an effective mentor. It will allow delegates to have effective learning conversations with their mentees and by extension with colleagues, patients and parents and carers

Topics covered will include: 

  • What is mentoring
  • Benefits and value of mentoring
  • Building

Level 3 Safeguarding: FGM in Children - Overcoming the challenges faced by health care professionals

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RCPCH, London
9 May 2017

This advanced level course delivers a case study-based programme for healthcare professionals who undertake examinations related to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Through Department of Health funding, it is offered free of charge to the following only:

  • Child protection paediatricians
  • Paediatric gynaecologists
  • Nurses and midwives examining children
  • ST7 and ST8 paediatric trainees

As a delegate

Effective Educational Supervision

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Radisson Blu Hotel, 80 High St, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH
6 June 2017

Develop your skills and confidence as an Educational Supervisor with our interactive training programme.

The Effective Educational Supervision course will provide an overview of different teaching and learning methods and will help you to become more confident in assessing trainees' learning needs. You will also learn how to prepare and conduct a good educational supervision session and get advice on using e-Portfolio appropriately.

There will be plenty of

Safeguarding: Statement and Report Writing (Level 3) (Northern Ireland)

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Holiday Inn, Belfast City Centre
6 June 2017

Develop your statement and report writing skills with this focused, barrister-led course.

The RCPCH are pleased to be working with our partners at Bond Solon to offer this 1 day course, which has been tailored to a Northern Irish audience. As part of their clinical practice, practitioners will be required to produce statements or reports that will later be scrutinised. They may be used internally for audit or responding to complaints and

Progressing Paediatrics: Childhood Epilepsies - Everything You Need to Know

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Hilton Belfast, 4 Lanyon Place, BT1 3LP Belfast, Northern Ireland
9 June 2017

Decode the enigma of paediatric epilepsies with a state-of-the-art review and update from leading epilepsy specialists.

The childhood epilepsies are the most frequently over-diagnosed but paradoxically, also under-diagnosed group of paroxysmal neurological disorders, requiring complex investigation and treatment. This course will help you to deliver holistic and personalised care for paediatric epilepsy patients, drawing on complex real life cases, and the latest therapeutic