The College plays a key role in workforce planning for paediatrics 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.
The College has developed a comprehensive workforce strategy to ensure that this role is maintained and that there is a clear vision for the paediatric workforce. The strategy sets out the College’s vision for the workforce and the work that will help it achieve this vision in four priority areas:
The full strategy can be downloaded here: RCPCH Workforce Strategy (PDF, 146.7KB, 9 pages)
More information about the College’s current workforce planning work streams can be found on the following pages:
The biennial workforce 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.
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.
Outputs from the RCPCH’s inaugural workforce planning conference held on 11-12 April 2013 – Child Health in the UK: the future, held in Manchester. The conference tackled a range of issues around workforce planning for child health and welcomed delegates from diverse backgrounds, sparking lively debate and innovate ideas on how we should be moving forward.
In April 2012 the College published its report Consultant Delivered Care – an evaluation of new ways of working in paediatrics. The report concludes that children would receive better care if they had 24/7 access to a consultant or equivalent senior doctor.
This page provides updates on workforce planning developments from other organisations, including workforce planning bodies and other royal colleges.
Associated Publications, Resources and Links
- RCPCH responds to Health Select Committee, Education and Workforce Planning Report
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- Developments in workforce planning (older posts)
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