Workforce census 2017

About the census

The RCPCH undertook its first paediatric workforce census in 1986, highlighting the structure of all paediatric services and acting as a measure against current standards and guidance. 

As such, the census findings provide a basis for the improvement of child health policy and workforce planning both on a local and national scale.

Data collection

Data collection for the 2017 workforce census will commence in September 2017 with a final report due to be published in Winter 2018/2019. 

Findings from 2015 and previous workforce censuses


Should you have any questions regarding the workforce census, please contact the Workforce Team via email at or by calling 0207 092 6163 / 0207 092 6156.