Russell Viner, RCPCH President, looks at how we as a College can provide support throughout your career.
Camilla, VP for Education & Professional Development and Hannah, Chair of Trainees Committee, acknowledge the very real challenge of retention and how we can start the conversation to improve things.
"If you look out for others, others will look out for you." Eight paediatricians at different career levels consider how they deal with stress in a career that can be fun, but a bit of a "rollercoaster ride".
If you're thinking of leaving paediatrics, or just want to explore your options, talk to other people - whether that's in your local Trust or through the College's peer-to-peer career support service.
To identify how best you learn, develop critical thinking and improve your clinical practice, you engage in regular reflection. We offer key tips.
And, we look at self-care, including when there are understaffed shifts or you're returning to clinical work after an absence.
"I loved it when my doctor was telling jokes and dancing, it made me laugh and not feel so worried." Charlotte
"...You will be helping lots of children. Thank you for your work and the work you will do." Matthew