Clinical Leaders

Resources for those in, or aspiring to, paediatric leadership roles, including Clinical Leads and Clinical Directors.

Your comments, feedback and contributions are welcome. If you would like to suggest contributions please email us on invited.reviews@rcpch.ac.uk or call 0207 092 6166.

**NEW!** Clinical Leads Programme begins 21 June. 

A series of five one-day workshops over 2 years for new, existing or aspiring paedaitric clinical leaders providing the essential skills and tools within a supportive group of paediatric peers from across the UK. Each course is stand-alone but the programme includes the opportunity to work with colleagues in both a confidential 'learning set' and an open forum model to solve real problems and seek advice from those who have been there. Details here (PDF, 280KB)

Details of the first event "Your role as a Paediatric Clinical Lead" here - and book through this link - final programme still in development.

Clinical Leads Day Feb 2017: "Getting your Voice Heard for Children" 

We had over 40 paediatric clinical leads from across the UK at this season's event in February.

See the slideset from the day (PDF, 2.6MB, 54 slides) and the summary of responses and feedback here  (PDF 200KB 5 pages)

More materials, links, resources suggested and a report from the day will be added here shortly. Please contact us if there is anything you need more urgently.

Clinical Leads Day 2015: "Unlocking your Team's Potential"

Fourteen paediatric clinical leads joined us for this annual event which explored the importance of team development, setting objectives and managing challenging behaviours. 

See the slideset from the day (PDF, 998KB, 11 slides)

Service standards and guidance

These are probably most useful for paediatric services in acute, community and neonatal settings. We will continue to add to this section providing links and summaries and ensure these are the latest versions and that the links work. Please let us know if we're not keeping on our toes and you find anything new we have not included.

Involving Children Young People and Families?

There are heaps of benefits in working with those who use the service to gain feedback, ideas and support to make care even more effective.  The RCPCH has a range of useful resources developed by and with young people themselves to help you connect.  See here

Here’s also a link to join the RCPCH Engagement Collaborative (a network for professionals across healthcare, education, social care) sharing resources, best practice, collaborating on consultations and  a range of events through a monthly eBulletin.

Need external advice, national workforce data or got a tricky problem?

The Invited Reviews service aims to support healthcare organisations and clinical teams to resolve service, practice or individual concerns or 'benchmark' their paediatric service provision. This can include issues around safety, training, compliance with standards, and proposals for reconfiguration, expansion or service design. For enquiries or an informal chat please contact us or call 020 7092 6091.

In order to plan and model the future paediatric medical workforce the College collects and analyses a range of accurate and up-to-date information about the numbers and characteristics of the paediatric workforce in the UK - find out more including evidence for service planning.

Want to keep in touch?

The College supports Clinical Leads in making and shaping health service policy and standards to improve outcomes for children and young people. The College publishes position statements that provide an informed and authoritative perspective on topical issues in paediatrics in addition to a monthly Clinical Leads e-bulletin. We are updating our database of current clinical but need you to let us know that you are in the role.   

Other sources of support