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Leading the way in children’s health

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.
To protect children and young people from harm, all healthcare staff must be able to recognise child maltreatment and take effective action. We've developed a new framework specifically for paediatricians.
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Paediatrics is a rewarding, varied and enriching specialty, with opportunities from research to volunteering overseas. And, we run regular events for foundation doctors and students to explore more.
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By sharing your workshop ideas or submitting an abstract, you could be sharing your work with colleagues at our 2020 event. Be quick - the deadline for workshop proposals is 3 September.

Our major news and media response

Recognising excellence - we're now seeking members' nominations

Each year we bestow Honorary Fellowship upon a small number of people who have demonstrated a major contribution to child health - through research, education or clinical service and leadership.

And, the James Spence Medal (awarded to Professor Alan Emond, pictured below) recognises outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in paediatrics and child health.

Upcoming courses and events


RCPCH/NIHR Academic Trainees Day


Do you want to know how you can get into child health research? Or, do you already work in academic paediatrics and want to explore more opportunities? Join our free event to hear from high profile speakers in child health research, and network with others with similar interests.

MRCPCH Clinical Exam Preparation (two days)

16 December 2019


This newly updated course is built to support trainees in their preparation for passing their exam. As an exam candidate, this course will boost your confidence through highly interactive workshops, small group work, discussions and role play with professional actors.