Workforce Information team

The Workforce Information team is responsible for delivering information and guidance regarding the paediatric workforce in the UK. We use research, data and evidence to advocate for child health services and workforce, with the ultimate aim of improving child health

Our webpages provide data and reports regarding the wider paediatric workforce and existing service configuration with information drawn from the Workforce Census we conduct, College surveys and external sources. 

We also support the development of service standards, delivery of service reviews and respond to national workforce related consultations across the nations.

Our key priorities

  • Inform and influence workforce planning and service design using data analysis and dissemination 
  • Facilitate and enhance the recruitment process by monitoring yearly trainee numbers and vacancies. 
  • Provide guidance to improve and maintain a high-quality paediatric service, in particular focussing on consultant and trainee job planning, and rota gap management.
  • Offer in depth knowledge of the current paediatric medical workforce using data modelling to support compliance with safe and supportive staffing models and new ways of working. 
  • Investigate key target areas of interest according to need.



Recent content


Paediatric workforce information and evidence library

We have collated paediatric workforce information in the UK - both from RCPCH and publicly available sources - and displayed as interactive maps as well as an 'evidence library'. These aim to support College, members, workforce planners and other stakeholders, and are regularly updated.

Physician Associates in Paediatrics event resources - autumn 2021

Our day-long online event on 19 October 2021 brought together people interested in Physician Associates (PAs) – from those who are currently working as a PA or keen to explore the profession to those who work with PAs or employers seeing to recruit them. The programme included a typical day for a PA...

Physician Associates in Paediatrics

Pivotal to achieving improved child health and service experience is a united, multi-professional workforce. Multidisciplinary teams are an effective way of bringing together professionals and diverse talent, knowledge and experience in a cohesive manner with the aim of achieving better child health...