NES Improving Wellbeing eLearning Resource
This has been developed by NHS Education Scotland for all NHS staff (in clinical and non clinical roles) throughout Scotland to raise awareness of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, support the NHS workforce to implement and embed the act in practice and describes the NHS workforce’s responsibilities under this legislation. Read more and access here.
Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) Information and Communications Toolkit
The Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) Information and Communications Toolkit has been developed to support and equip partners and front line practitioners with necessary training, guidance and information tools to aid learning and support engagement with children, young people and parents in relations to GIRFEC and the duties as set out in the Act. Read more about GIRFEC here.
Access the GIRFEC Information and Communications Toolkit by joining the Knowledge Hub.
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RCPCH Scotland Child Health Debate - 1 March 2016
College members were joined by politicians, 3rd Sector organisations and children and young people to discuss our Vision 2016 document.
RCPCH Scottish Government Conversation
The RCPCH Scottish Committee contributed to a workshop as part of the Scottish Government's "Big Conversation" on the 2020 aim to create a healthier Scotland.
Securing better health for Scotland's infants, children and young people - A vision for 2016
Scotland will be one of the healthiest places in the world to grow up in with equitable access to resources and communities that value and promote both physical and mental wellbeing.
New arrangements for death certification and registration – information for certifying doctors
As of 13 May 2015, Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) has a new national review system to provide independent checks on the quality and accuracy of Medical Certificates of Cause of Death (MCCDs).
Under the new system, medical reviewers will review a random sample of MCCDs. When an MCCD is selected for review, the death cannot be registered until the review has been carried out.
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Concussion Management Group
The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) have
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The recent Why Children Die report published by the RCPCH in 2014 highlights the impact that poverty can have on children’s wellbeing. In 2012, a Carer’s Needs Assessment was undertaken at the RHSC in Glasgow which identified financial worries as the top issue for parents/carers with a sick child.
Many families struggled to maintain finances with a sick child due to requiring time off work or having to give up employment to care for a sick child.
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Scottish membership survey
In 2015 we surveyed the RCPCH Scottish membership, with 301 individuals responding. The questions addressed your primary reasons for being a member, your experience with events and courses, your satisfaction with services and benefits, and how you would like to be involved with RCPCH Scotland.
Why children die - Scottish policy response
The Why Children Die report reviews existing UK evidence on child mortality. In response, we developed a suite of recommendations to tackle premature mortality in Scotland. These recommendations cut across the three domains of government and civil society; health systems and organisations; and healthcare and public health.
Professor Steve Greene and Dr Steve Turner have approached the RCPCH Scotland’s Committee to consider forming a Scottish Academic Group that reports both to them and the Academic Training Committee of the RCPCH across the UK.
We would welcome your thoughts on how we can take this forward.
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Get involved in the debate by contacting Claire Burnett on firstname.lastname@example.org