RCPCH Courses

Our expert-led, CPD-approved courses are for all health professionals.

MRCPCH Theory & Science (TAS) exam preparation

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RCPCH, London
18 January 2018
This course has been designed specifically to help candidates tackle the areas they find most difficult in the MRCPCH Theory and Science examination.
The teaching faculty, which is comprised of highly experienced MRCPCH Theory examiners with a passion and enthusiasm for basic science, know what trainees need to know and why it is important.
This elite team will help delegates gain a better

College Tutor's Day

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19 January 2018
‘Training in the real world’
The aim of the College Tutors’ day is to update College Tutors on the forthcoming changes to the curriculum and to support paediatric training in the real world.
The theme ‘Training in the real world’ has been chosen to reflect the challenging environment and increased demands on trainees and trainers and how the new curriculum will

Level 3 Safeguarding: Statement and Report Writing (Northern Ireland)

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Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre
25 January 2018

The RCPCH are pleased to be working with our partners at Bond Solon in offering this 1 day course.

As part of their clinical practice, practitioners will be required to produce statements or reports that will later be scrutinised. They may be used internally for audit or responding to complaints and externally in tribunals, inquiries, regulatory proceedings or the courts. All too often, excellent clinical knowledge and skills are undermined when statements or reports fall below

Progressing Paediatrics: Working Together to Improve the Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Asthma in Children and Young People

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RCPCH, London
25 January 2018

The RCPCH and Asthma UK have worked together to develop this educational programme to explore how healthcare professionals can work together to improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of children and young people with asthma. The importance of the management of this condition has been recently highlighted in the NRAD report and Why Children Die report.

Workshops will explore tools and techniques which healthcare professionals can use in practice. Lectures and debates

Progressing Paediatrics: Cardiology for the Neonatologist

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RCPCH, London
2 February 2018
A one day course focusing on the diagnosis and management of critical congenital heart defects in neonatal patients.

As a professional involved in the care of the newborn, you face many questions in your day to day practice. Does this baby suffer from a critical heart disease? What are the warning signs? How can I make an early diagnosis? How does an ECG or an echo help me with this diagnosis?

This course aims to answer these

Effective Educational Supervision

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RCPCH, London
5 February 2018

This training programme was launched in 2013 by the RCPCH to fulfil the GMC’s stipulated requirements for Educational Supervisors. It has been designed for paediatric trainees, SAS and consultants who work with junior doctors and medical students.

Offered both in London and regionally, this training programme has been developed centrally by the College and disseminated by trained Teaching Faculty members. The course includes: an introduction to educational supervision,

Exploitation and Vulnerable Children

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Royal College of Physicians, London
6 February 2018

This event will bring together professionals from a range of agencies to support early identification and intervention in groups vulnerable to poorer mental health - in this case, children vulnerable to different forms of exploitation (including sexual exploitation, involvement in gangs and political radicalisation).

This course is free of charge to delegates. Please click on the link below to submit an application to attend. Please note that by

Paediatric Clinical Leads Development Programme Module 3: Designing a Successful Paediatric Service

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RCPCH, London
8 February 2018

Embed your leadership skills and learn how to develop your team to their full potential.

This is the third module of a five-part course aimed specifically at clinical leads and clinical directors.  Each module can be taken separately or as a stand-alone. Participants can join the programme at any time and will also benefit from one-off attendance to brush up skills and knowledge.

The programme and topics are based upon what clinical leads have told us they need

Child Health in Low-resource Settings

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RCPCH, London
7 February 2018

RCPCH run a three-day Child Health in Low-resource Settings course aimed at paediatricians with an interest in global child health or who intend to work or volunteer in low income countries. This three-day, practically focussed course equips clinicians to manage the most common childhood presentations in low-resource settings as well as provide insight into the nature of working overseas.

RCPCH Member Trainee - £400
RCPCH Member

Expert Witness in Child Protection: developing excellence

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RCPCH, London
20 February 2018

Paediatric expert witnesses play a fundamental role in child protection cases. The judicial system relies on opinion evidence to reach decisions affecting children’s lives and this can be in criminal, civil or family proceedings.

The intercollegiate safeguarding competences require experts to demonstrate certain criteria. Solicitors must adhere to Part 6 of the Experts Code of Guidance when instructing experts and ensure the expert has experience, expertise and "

How to Manage: Paediatric Allergy

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RCPCH, London
26 February 2018
Get practical updates on current epidemiology, NICE guidelines and the management of food allergy.
Led by experts in paediatric allergy, this course will feature case-based discussions on peanut, egg and milk allergy. You’ll have the chance to develop practical skills with workshops on anaphylaxis, topical treatments and skin prick testing, whilst also improving your knowledge of the NICE guidelines and quality standards for

Advancing your Educational Supervison Skills

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RCPCH, London
27 February 2018

Demonstrate continued development as an educational supervisor in accordance with GMC domains.

This new course is designed for those who have attended the Effective Educational Supervision course and would like to further their knowledge, and skills and continue to develop as an educational supervisor. Delegates will have the chance to improve their knowledge of the RCPCH assessment strategy for trainees and will learn how the curriculum and assessments relate to each other.

Child Protection: From Examination to Court (Level 3)

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RCPCH, London
28 February 2018

Every paediatrician will encounter many child protection cases during their clinical career and it is likely that a high proportion of these will require written reports, with some cases leading to legal proceedings. Paediatricians have a key role in both providing written evidence and presenting as a professional witness in family, criminal or civil proceedings.

On occasion some paediatricians may accept an instruction to appear as an expert witness.

The RCPCH has

How to Manage: Safe and Effective Prescribing for You and Your Team

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RCPCH, London
2 March 2018

This is a one day How to Manage course exploring how to promote safe prescribing within paediatrics. This course starts by recapping some basic pharmacology and why children are different. You will learn about the most frequent prescribing mistakes and their management. The aim of the course is to equip you with a deeper knowledge and understanding of practical prescribing, addressing in particular the areas of neonates, renal disease and pain management.


Evenings of Evidence: Update on Neuromuscular Disorders & New Project to to increase early Detection

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RCPCH, London
5 March 2018

This event aims to raise awareness of the recent landmark changes in the field of neuromuscular disorders.  There has been huge progress over the last few years, both in terms of improvements in care standards as well as development of new treatments.Patients are now living longer and have a greater quality of life.

Hope can now be offered to patients whereas, historically, a diagnosis of a neuromuscular disease in a child carried a devastating prognosis with an early

How to Manage Gastroenterology: An Approach to Common GI Presentations

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RCPCH, London
20 March 2018

This course provides delegates with an overview of the investigation and management of common GI presentations in children and young people. Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss management and investigation of Chronic Diarrhoea, managing Eating Disorders and Difficult Constipation and how to deal with Abnormal Liver Function tests. 

RCPCH members - Consultants - £190
RCPCH members - Trainees - £145

CESR Applicant Training Day

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RCPCH, London
21 March 2018

A joint RCPCH and GMC essential training to support applications for a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR).

  • Understand the pitfalls; such as why there is only a 56% success rate
  • Structure your application concisely, effectively and with evaluators in mind
  • Increase your familiarity with the whole CESR process


RCPCH Member Rate: £125


DCH Clinical Exam Preparation Course

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RCPCH, London
23 March 2018
Square Shadow_1.pngYou will receive a copy of the text book "Clinical Cases in Paediatrics, DCH Examinations" as part of the course fee. This will be given to you on the day of the course, and you will use

How to Manage: Recognising Neuromuscular Disorders: FREE course

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The New Education and Training Centre, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP
27 March 2018

This free course is for allied health professionals, nurses and GPs (not paediatricians). 

Refresh your skills with our one-day course. We will take you through all the stages of motor development - from head control to hopping!

Assessment of normal motor development in children is difficult enough; gait in a 1 year old differs from gait in a 2 year old. How do you assess then when gait is abnormal, what do you look for and