Research & Evidence team

We coordinate research activity and works across the RCPCH to ensure that outputs are evidence-based and their impact is appropriately evaluated. We develop guidelines, and support members and specialist groups with guideline development, and produce child protection evidence reviews.

We work internally and externally to promote child health research, influence key bodies to fund and carry out more high quality child health research and support staff, our membership and wider child health professionals to design, deliver and disseminate research.  We want to increase paediatric research capacity and ensure that all those involved in paediatric research have the skills and knowledge to actively involve children and young people in research. 

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Recent content

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Clinical guideline directory

The Guideline Directory contains a full list of paediatric guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), as well as those from other Royal Colleges or paediatric specialty groups which meet the standar...
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COVID-19 - service evaluation and audit on the care needs of children admitted to hospital (England)

Run by NHS England, this aims to provide important up-to-date information on the clinical aspects of COVID-19 while also determining the care needs of children admitted to hospital with COVID-19. We encourage members working in England to submit data as needed. You can view regular data updates belo...