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We want more healthy children. So we make sure that our members get the knowledge and expertise they need, and we involve children, young people and families in all that we do.
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Three young people recently asked a group of paediatricians just what got them into this specialty... What are the important qualities they need? What is great about the profession? How are they fun and effective?
As paediatricians we need to know that children and young people are placed at the centre of Brexit preparedness. We set our recommendations and provide guidance to our members working through this transition.
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Clinical research fellowship in childhood disability

Applications are now open for this award, jointly funded by RCPCH and Newlife - The Charity for Disabled Children. It's open to any post-doctoral researcher who is a registered paediatrician, with the research carried out in the UK.

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Helping Babies Breathe

27 February 2020

Helping Babies Breathe is an evidence-based educational program to teach neonatal resuscitation techniques in resource-limited areas. It is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), Unicef and other partners.