Lifelong careers in paediatrics

Paediatrics is a rewarding but challenging specialty. Our fill rates are up, but encouraging people to choose paediatrics isn't enough. We're committed to supporting you at every stage, from training and beyond. Find out more about the work we're doing around workforce, rota gaps and wellbeing, and hear from other paediatricians about what helps them.
Written by current trainees, this guide covers the essential elements on what to expect from your training post, and examples of good practice that showcase how different centres across the UK look after their trainees.
Staff Grade, Associate Specialist and Specialty (SAS) doctors play important roles in general paediatrics and community child health. We support on training and education, plus representation through the SAS Committee.
As a consultant or other career-grade doctor, you may have a varied career path in paediatrics - such as a 'portfolio career' or less than full time working, volunteering overseas or taking a career break. We look at the varied options.
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Introducing Thrive Paediatrics - a framework for wellbeing, agency and sustainable staffing

This new programme of work will support paediatric clinicians to thrive and improve their lived experiences at work through the definition of workforce standards, developing a process for peer review and establishing the momentum for positive changes through regional communities of practice.

With funding from the Dinwoodie Charitable Company for pilot schemes.

"We are all so grateful because of you..."

"You are helpful, kind, caring and professional"

We've been speaking with children and young people about their experiences with the NHS - have a look at what they have to say!.

It is so important to take care of yourself as a healthcare professional. College members across the UK recommend some useful wellbeing resources and share their experiences.
To identify how best you learn, develop critical thinking and improve your clinical practice, you can engage in regular reflection. We offer key tips and look at self-care, especially for trainees.
Live from summer 2023, Progress+ builds on the current curriculum for specialty paediatric training, and will be flexible and fulfilling.

Member blogs and updates on wellbeing

President's blog

Sharing excellence from across the UK - President's blog

Camilla reflects on a particularly inspiring trip to Northern Ireland and gears up for the year ahead. She also encourages colleagues to share their brilliant work at this year’s annual conference.

Retirement is a time to readjust

Change is always unsettling and can be challenging, especially if one is unprepared. Dr Sanjay Suri recognises that retirement is a change that is often romanticised but not usually spoken of as a time for readjustment. And that there's someting more important than happiness.

Easing into my retirement

Rather than a sudden separation, Dr John Warner has eased into retirement with a number of activities that have helped him build an alternative and rewarding life.