RCPCH Courses

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

Progressing Paediatrics: Childhood Epilepsies

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RCPCH, London
24 November 2017

Decode the enigma of paediatric epilepsies with a state-of-the-art review and update from leading epilepsy specialists.

The epilepsies of childhood are the most frequently over-diagnosed but paradoxically, also under-diagnosed group of paroxysmal neurological disorders. Their investigation and treatment have become more complicated and challenging; this reflects major advances in neuro-imaging and molecular genetics, choice of medication and earlier treatment

Level 3 Safeguarding: FGM in Children - Overcoming the challenges faced by healthcare professionals

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Liverpool - Marriott Hotel City Centre
27 November 2017

Free to attend

This advanced level course delivers a case study-based programme for healthcare professionals who undertake examinations related to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Thanks to Department of Health funding, this course is offered free of charge, it is offered free of charge to the following only: 

  • child protection paediatricians
  • paediatric gynaecologists
  • nurses examining

Becoming a Consultant Community Paediatrician

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RCPCH, London
29 November 2017

This jointly-run BACCH / RCPCH course is aimed at ST6-8 community paediatric trainees and new consultants.  It provides insight, ideas and inspiration to prepare for leadership and management in a community paediatric setting.

The programme and topics are based upon what BACCH trainees and newly appointed consultants have told us they need - and which is not readily available within their own Trusts, mainstream courses or other networks.  The day brings together

Effective Educational Supervision

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Hilton Hotel, York
29 November 2017

This dynamic training programme fulfils the GMC’s requirements for Educational Supervisors, whilst building your skills and confidence.

Led by an experienced faculty, the course will include an introduction to educational supervision, updates on the new RCPCH assessment and workshops on career advice. You'll learn to prepare and deliver a good educational supervision, as well as receiving advice on supporting doctors

How to Manage: Benign Haematological Problems in Children and Young People

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RCPCH, London
30 November 2017

Update your knowledge of the management and investigation of benign haematological conditions in children.

Benign haematological problems are common in children seen in hospital and the community. This course will explore a range of approaches for the investigation of children with abnormal blood clotting, including those with bruising, abnormal bleeding and thrombosis.

The course will also cover the treatment of children with acquired and inherited

Mentoring Skills Training

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RCPCH, London
1 December 2017

This is a highly interactive one-day course which provides paediatricians with the core skills and knowledge to be an effective mentor. It will allow delegates to have effective learning conversations with their mentees and by extension with other colleagues, patients and parents and carers.


Topics covered will include: 
• What is mentoring
• Benefits and value of mentoring
• Building effective mentoring

Child Protection Evidence: Critical Appraisal Training to become an Expert Reviewer

RCPCH, London
4 December 2017

The Clinical Standards Team are looking for paediatricians with an interest in child protection to become involved in the Child Protection Evidence systematic reviews (formerly CORE-INFO) performing critical appraisal in the capacity of an expert reviewer.

In exchange for reviewing literature, we offer a complimentary one-day workshop which

How to Manage: Emotional & Behavioural Problems in Community Paediatrics

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RCPCH, London
8 December 2017

This How to Manage course is intended to develop the generic skills of community paediatricians in supporting children and young people with emotional and behavioural problems.

How to Manage: Common Dermatological Disorders

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RCPCH, London
11 December 2017
 
Improve your recognition of common dermatological conditions in children and get the latest information on how to treat them.
 
Dermatological disorders frequently present to child health practitioners, often when patients are seen for other conditions. This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of atopic eczema, haemangiomas, skin infections, viral exanthem, common lumps and bumps, dermatitis

Emotional Abuse and Maltreatment: A multiagency approach

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RCPCH, London
13 December 2017

Fees

Having received funding from Health Education England, we are pleased to offer this course free of charge to health and social care professionals as well as those working with children including teachers, Local Authority legal teams and Mental Health practitioners.

Please note that registration is not automatic, and all applications will be reviewed before your place is confirmed.

MRCPCH Clinical Exam Preparation Course (2 days)

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RCPCH, London
14 December 2017

This course will allow you to become more familiar with the MRCPCH clinical exam assessment criteria. You will gain a greater understanding of the key skills required and the pitfalls to avoid. Rather than a mock exam we will focus on exam techniques and prepare you for the various stations of your exam. Necessary support has been identified in the following stations and areas:

  • Communication
  • History taking
  • Clinical
  • Child

Effective Educational Supervision Cambridge

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The Deakin Centre, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
19 December 2017

This dynamic training programme fulfills the GMC’s requirements for Educational Supervisors, whilst building your skills and confidence.

Led by an experienced faculty, the course will include an introduction to educational supervision, updates on the new RCPCH assessment and workshops on career advice. You'll learn to prepare and deliver a good educational supervision, as well as receiving advice on supporting doctors

Effective Educational Supervision

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Alder Hey Childrens Hospital Liverpool
11 January 2018

This dynamic training programme fulfills the GMC’s requirements for Educational Supervisors, whilst building your skills and confidence.

Led by an experienced faculty, the course will include an introduction to educational supervision, updates on the new RCPCH assessment and workshops on career advice. You'll learn to prepare and deliver a good educational supervision, as well as receiving advice on supporting doctors

ETAT+ GIC January 2018

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RCPCH, London
8 January 2018

ETAT+ is a comprehensive and proven intervention developed specifically for implementation in first-level facility-based care in East Africa and Asia, thereby reaching the poorest and most vulnerable children in rural and peri-urban areas.

Fees

ETAT+ course taking place on 8 - 10 January - £350

GIC taking place on 11 - 12 January - £250

 

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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Birmingham
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,