RCPCH Courses

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

How to Manage: Child Mental Health in General Paediatrics

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RCPCH, London
28 September 2017

Explore the prevalence and importance of mental health conditions in the paediatric outpatient setting with this expert-led course.

Choose from a range of interactive workshops to support your practice, with sessions on eating disorders, fabricated and induced illness, disruptive behaviour and somatisation. The course will include an overview of the general mental health problems you encounter in your day to day clinics, as well as advice on selecting

College Tutor's Day

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RCPCH, London
29 September 2017

‘Training in the real world’

The aim of the College Tutors’ day is to update College Tutors on the forthcoming changes to the curriculum and to support paediatric training in the real world.

The theme ‘Training in the real world’ has been chosen to reflect the challenging environment and increased demands on trainees and trainers and how the new curriculum will support this and drive quality within training and

MRCPCH Clinical Exam Preparation Course: Hyderabad, India

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Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Karvy Lanes, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India
29 September 2017

The RCPCH are pleased to provide this course in India as a pilot.

This course will allow you to become more familiar with the MRCPCH clinical exam assessment criteria. You will gain a greater understanding of the key skills required and the pitfalls to avoid.

Rather than a mock exam we will focus on exam techniques. And, we will prepare you for the various stations of your exam, including:

  • communication
  • history

CESR Applicant Training Day

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RCPCH, London
3 October 2017

A joint RCPCH/GMC training day to deliver essential training to support applications for a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR).

Structured training sessions from paediatric CESR assessors and the GMC Specialist Applications Team will show how to best present evidence from prior training or practice for a successful

Safeguarding Children: Levels 4 and 5 - a blended resource for named and designated paediatricians (2 day course)

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10 October 2017

This blended learning package comprises a 2-day face to face course which is complimented by a specific e-learning course. Together the face to face and e-learning courses have been mapped to introduce key concepts relevant to the target audience of those who hold positions as named and designated paediatricians, in line with the Intercollegiate Document competences. The package consists of 7 modules with a foundation knowledge being introduced during the e-learning. These concepts are

Effective Educational Supervision

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RCPCH, London
12 October 2017

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 and disseminated by trained Teaching Faculty members. The course includes: an introduction to educational supervision,

Progressing Paediatrics: Neonatal Cardiology

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RCPCH, London
13 October 2017

Update your skills in the diagnosis and management of critical congenital heart defects in neonates. This one-day course will cover the early diagnosis and morphology of heart defects and acute resuscitation of a neonate with heart disease. The interactive sessions and case-based discussions will help you fine-tune neonatal ECG interpretations and get up-to-date management strategies for persistent pulmonary hypertension. The faculty include paediatric cardiologists, paediatricians and

How to Manage: Recognising Neuromuscular Disorders in Children (FREE)

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RCPCH, London
16 October 2017
Free to attend 

Motor development in children: what is normal, what isn’t and what you should do

This course is for Health Visitors, Nurses, School Nurses, Community Paediatric Physios and General Practitioners. 

Assessment of normal motor development in children is difficult enough, gait in a 1 year old differs from gait in a 2 year old. How do you assess then when gait is abnormal, what do you look for

DCH Clinical Exam Preparation Course

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RCPCH, London
20 October 2017

You will receive a copy of the text book “Clinical Cases in Paediatrics, DCH Examinations” as part of the course fee. This will be given to you on the day of the course, and you will use it throughout the day.

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This one-day course will allow you to become more familiar with the DCH clinical

How to Manage: Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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RCPCH, London
30 October 2017

Become more confident in the assessment of children with developmental disorders and improve your knowledge of tools and services to support diagnosis and ongoing management.

This new, one-day course will help you to understand the scope of developmental disorders in children and their presentation. Covering practical clinical skills and management approaches the course will also consider the co-ordination of child and family centred care and how it may be

Safeguarding: Statement and Report Writing (level 3)

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RCPCH, London
8 November 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 an

Clinical Leads - Managing upwards and making change happen

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RCPCH, London
17 November 2017

The programme and topics are based upon what clinical leads have told us they need - and which is not readily available within their own Trusts or other networks. Each session brings together paediatricians in similar roles to foster peer support, facilitated by expert topic presentation and sharing of practice examples. 

The themes of this second module will include:

  • exploring how the role and responsibilities of the Clinical Director fits in the

Progressing Paediatrics: Childhood Epilepsies

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RCPCH, London
24 November 2017

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

The epilepsies of childhood are the most frequently over-diagnosed but paradoxically, also under-diagnosed group of paroxysmal neurological disorders. Their investigation and treatment have become more complicated and challenging; this reflects major advances in neuro-imaging and molecular genetics, choice of medication and earlier treatment

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

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Liverpool - Marriott Hotel City Centre
27 November 2017

Free to attend

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

Thanks to Department of Health funding, this course is offered free of charge, it is offered free of charge to the following only: 

  • child protection paediatricians
  • paediatric gynaecologists
  • nurses examining

Effective Educational Supervision

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Hilton Hotel, York
29 November 2017

This dynamic training programme fulfils the GMC’s requirements for Educational Supervisors, whilst building your skills and confidence.

Led by an experienced faculty, the course will include an introduction to educational supervision, updates on the new RCPCH assessment and workshops on career advice. You'll learn to prepare and deliver a good educational supervision, as well as receiving advice on supporting doctors

How to Manage: Benign Haematological Problems in Children and Young People

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RCPCH, London
30 November 2017

Update your knowledge of the management and investigation of benign haematological conditions in children.

Benign haematological problems are common in children seen in hospital and the community. This course will explore a range of approaches for the investigation of children with abnormal blood clotting, including those with bruising, abnormal bleeding and thrombosis.

The course will also cover the treatment of children with acquired and inherited

Mentoring Skills Training

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RCPCH, London
1 December 2017

This is a highly interactive one-day course which 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 other colleagues, patients and parents and carers.


Topics covered will include: 
• What is mentoring
• Benefits and value of mentoring
• Building effective mentoring

How to Manage: Emotional & Behavioural Problems in Community Paediatrics

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RCPCH, London
8 December 2017

This How to Manage course is intended to develop the generic skills of community paediatricians in supporting children and young people with emotional and behavioural problems.

How to Manage: Common Dermatological Disorders

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RCPCH, London
11 December 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

MRCPCH Clinical Exam Preparation Course

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RCPCH, London
14 December 2017

This course will allow you to become more familiar with the MRCPCH clinical exam assessment criteria. You will gain a greater understanding of the key skills required and the pitfalls to avoid. Rather than a mock exam we will focus on exam techniques and prepare you for the various stations of your exam. Necessary support has been identified in the following stations and areas:

  • Communication
  • History taking
  • Clinical
  • Child