Clinical Leaders

Support for Clinical Leads, Clinical Directors and other paediatricians with management responsiblities.

This page is under development to provide a resource for those in, or aspiring to be in paediatric leadership roles. Your comments, feedback and contributions are welcome. If you would like to suggest contributions please email or call 0207 092 6166.

RCPCH resources:

  • Registration for the 2016 RCPCH Clinical Leads Day is now open. Get the support you need to make your teams and service more effective with an interactive day of sessions and workshops that will help you to develop the knowledge and practical tools needed to promote child health in today's NHS. Please see materials from last year's event below and register your place as spaces are limited.  

  • Clinical Leads Day 2015 Presentation (PDF, 998KB, 11 slides) 2015: Teams, groups and individuals: identifying and managing problems with those you work with.

  • Facing the Future: Standards for acute general paediatric services. Revised 2015.

  • Facing the Future: Together for child health. 2015.

  • Standards for Children and Young People in Emergency Care Settings. 2012.

  • The RCPCH and BACCH (British Association of Community Child Health) are together developing a series of resources to support workforce planning for community paediatric services. The project intends to publish its final report in autumn 2016. For more information please visit the Community Child Health webpage.

  • 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

  • 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. Visit the Workforce page to access evidence for service planning and design tool resources.

  • The College supports members and Officers 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 montly Clinical Leads e-bulletin

RCPCH Workforce Census

The College collects data regarding the paediatric workforce, child health services provision and issues facing the service and workforce through its biennial Paediaitrc Workforce Census and other data collection activities. It is important for the College to support members to complete the census which can help to identify pressure areas and to inform workforce planning and national policy development.

Look out for the findings of the 2015 Paediatric Workforce Census, which will be published in winter 2016/2017.

For more information please contact

Other Sources of Support

View a comprehensive list of RCPCH publications, where you can also order copies of the above documents.