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21 January 2020
Peter Clarke, the chief inspector of prisons, has called for a “major overhaul” of the policy of separating children in young offender institutions. We support this call and we condemn unacceptable practices such as solitary confinement and the use of restraints.
16 January 2020
Our President Professor Russell Viner comments on the Dubs amendment to protect child refugees from family separations.
13 January 2020
Rising demand and workforce shortages are leading to vacancies in vulnerable children and families lead roles across the UK, according to research published today by RCPCH. The findings also reveal that many Trusts, Health Boards, and CCGs have yet to create roles for child deaths, Looked After Chil...
10 January 2020
The College warns that air pollution is the single greatest environmental threat to public health in the UK, and that it disproportionately affects children, young people, and more deprived communities. Our calls include the expansion of clean air zones in towns and cities, bringing forward our comm...
18 December 2019
The General Medical Council has today released its 2019 State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK report. Dr Camilla Kingdon, RCPCH Vice President for Education and Professional Development, welcomes the findings.
Pensions tax loading additional pressure on paediatric workforce, according to RCPCH survey of members
5 December 2019
We surveyed 715 paediatricians in the UK to assess the effects of the pensions tax issue on services, morale, and work practices.
The RCPCH is politically neutral and therefore not partial to any political party, during an election campaign or any other time. We do, however, pay close attention to the policy commitments made in each manifesto. These give us an indication of what we can expect to see from the next Government. ...
22 November 2019
Today it was confirmed by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS, that a short term solution to the pensions tax crisis has been agreed.
20 November 2019
Ministers and NHS leaders have signed off on an interim plan to address the pensions tax issue affecting doctors who take on extra hours.
15 November 2019
Today the General Medical Council (GMC) published ‘Caring for doctors, caring for patients’, which sets out an ambitious and welcome vision for a health service that supports doctors’ wellbeing and patient safety.