Workforce planning

The College plays a key role in workforce planning to ensure there is an appropriately trained paediatric medical workforce to deliver safe and sustainable services for children in the UK - in the present and in the future. 

Biennial workforce census

This census is an important element in developing College workforce planning policy. It provides members of the College and the public with a unique view of the growth and trends in the UK paediatric workforce.

2017 workforce census data collection

Previous workforce censuses

Workforce studies and data

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.

More about workforce studies and data


We round up updates on workforce planning developments from other organisations, including workforce planning bodies and other royal colleges.

More about developments