Workforce team

We are responsible for providing data and intelligence about the paediatric workforce in the UK. We run a biennial workforce census, regularly monitor new consultants and follow paediatric trainees to provide key data to inform working planning and policy.

We support the development of service standards and the delivery of service reviews, and responds to national workforce related consultations.

Team priorities

  • Ongoing collection, analysis and dissemination of paediatric workforce data to inform and influence service design and workforce and educational planning
  • In depth knowledge of the current paediatric medical workforce to support compliance with current safe and supportive staffing models and future modelling

Key current projects

  • Biennial workforce census
  • CCT and CESR follow up survey
  • Modernising Medical Careers cohort study
  • Rota compliance and vacancies monitoring
  • Outcome measures for acute general paediatrics
  • Community child health workforce planning guidance



Recent content


Impact of COVID-19 on child health services tool

This is a data collection and reporting tool to support child health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask representatives, such as the paediatric clinical lead, to respond on behalf of their Trust or Health Board on a weekly basis. Questions relate to service capacity, staffing, PPE, testin...
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About the workforce census

Our census gathers data on the UK's paediatric services and acts as a measure against current standards and guidance. Data collection remains open; however, the census is now on pause until further notice.

CCT class of 2017: Where are they now? Follow up survey

The Workforce team conducts a survey of new CCT (Certification of Completion of Training) and CESR (Certificate of Eligiblity for Specialist Registration) holders in paediatrics, approximately one year from their certification date. Below, read our key findings from the 2017 cohort study, and downlo...
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About the workforce snapshot survey, in partnership with GIRFT

This study will provide an 'on the ground' picture of shortages and day-to-day realities of people working in child health. This was done by conducting a snapshot of the general paediatric and neonatal workforce on two days in September 2019. The aim is to empower members with their own data, allowi...