Our vision for the Education Centre
RCPCH has the clinical paediatric expertise to provide high-quality,
evidence-based learning programmes. We now need the facilities, equipment and resources to maximise our potential and realise our vision of a healthier future for children and young people around the world.
accredited education programmes that will have a greater impact on improving clinical
practice and reducing social and geographic inequalities in health.
Our education programme will span the following 12 broad areas:
1. Safeguarding and child protection
3. Mental health and emotional wellbeing
4. Child health in developing countries
5. How to Manage series: leadership, nutrition, allergy management, mental health, respiratory conditions, infections and more
6. Healthy child: care and development of 0-5 year olds
7. Healthy school child (6-11 year olds)
8. Adolescent health
9. Child bereavement training
10. Quality improvement: paediatricians managing change and improving services for paediatricians
11. Educational supervisors programme
12. Leadership and management
Objectives of the Education Centre
There are many examples of good practice, but there is still a long way to go.
A recent study* showed there was an identifiable failure in UK health care linked to 26% of child deaths. More children in the UK than comparable European countries still die from illnesses such as pneumonia, asthma, meningococcal disease and some childhood cancers. There are huge social and geographical inequalities in health across the UK too. If the UK health system performed as well as that of Sweden (the best performing country) as many as 1,500 children might not die each year.
Preventable illness and deaths are higher in developing countries, and many of our international programmes are specifically tailored towards the needs of health professionals in those regions to urgently treat the most seriously ill babies and children within some of the poorest regions around the world.
*Source: UK evidence presented by Dr Ingrid Wolfe, Dr Hilary Cass and Prof Sir Alan Craft to House of Commons Health Committee, June 2011