RCPCH Courses

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

Expert Witness in Child Protection: developing excellence (2 days)

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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 'training appropriate to the value,

Introduction to Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS)

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De Montfort University, Leicester
26 February 2018

To improve the quality of healthcare for children and young people.

The aim of this course is to build enthusiasm for quality improvement and establish connections and networks in your region; collaborating on projects to improve the care of children and young people.

Fees

Trainee & AHP - £100

RCPCH Member - £125

Non Member - £135

 

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) (2 days)

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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.

 

Evening of Evidence: Update on neuromuscular disorders and project to increase early detection

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RCPCH, London
5 March 2018

This free event, with speakers Professor Victor Dubowitz, Dr Michela Guglieri and Dr Henriette van Ruiten, will present an historical overview of childhood neuromuscular disease, followed by an update on treatments available and conclude with the launch an e-learning module to help professionals detect symptoms at the earliest opportunity.

With exciting advances in treatment, the need for early diagnosis is paramount. However, the Newcastle team has shown that late presentation

ETAT +

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RCPCH, London
5 March 2018

ETAT+ is a comprehensive and proven intervention developed specifically for implementation in resource poor setting reaching the poorest and most vulnerable children in rural and peri-urban areas.


The intervention package provides hands-on training to healthcare workers using evidence-based and up-to-date clinical protocols for identifying and managing the most common threats to newborn and child survival it also:


• Reviews practice and

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. 

Fees
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 General Medical Council (GMC) essential training to support applications for a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR).

  • Half of the CESR applications in paediatrics fail on first attempt. You can avoid the common pitfalls!
  • Learn how to structure your application concisely, effectively and with evaluators in mind.
  • Increase your familiarity with the whole CESR process.
  • The new curriculum

Webinar - SNOMED CT and the quality improvement agenda

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Webinar
23 March 2018

Dr Andy Spencer will explain SNOMED CT and its role in the future of clinical coding and the relationship with ICD10 and OPCS and HES data.

This is particularly timely in view of the new coding requirements with the official NHS England implementation date in April 2018.

Dr Andy Spencer has been a national clinical champion for SNOMED over the past 5 years, having worked as a National Clinical Lead for the HSCIC (now NHS Digital) in close cooperation with the UK

DCH Clinical exam preparation course

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RCPCH, London
23 March 2018

This one day course is an opportunity to become more familiar with the Diploma of Child Health (DCH) clinical examination stations before the actual examination. Experienced DCH examiners discuss past questions and scenarios and provide you with top tips to improve your performance at the exam. Key skills and common pitfalls are discussed.

This course is interactive with workshops, small group work, discussions and role play based around each of the stations

    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

    Effective Educational Supervision - Birmingham

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    Birmingham Children's Hospital
    29 March 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

    How to Manage: Common Cardiac Problems in Paediatrics

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    RCPCH, London
    24 April 2018

     

    This is a one-day course focusing on common cardiac problems encountered by any clinician involved in the care of children. Clinical scenarios such as a sick baby with a possible underlying cardiac problem, syncope and palpitations along the increasingly common question of cardiac screening in children will be discussed using plenty of real life cases. Workshops aiming to provide basic understanding of paediatric ECG’s, Echocardiography and approach to a child with

    Mentoring Skills Training

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    Novotel Manchester Centre, Dickinson Street, Manchester M1 4LX
    25 April 2018

    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 relationships

    Effective Educational Supervision Cardiff

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    Angel Hotel, Cardiff
    26 April 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

    MRCPCH Clinical Exam Preparation Course (2 days)

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    RCPCH, London
    30 April 2018

    This course is intended for those candidates who are in the middle of their revision for their MRCPCH clinical exam in June 2018, and will focus on exam technique and preparing you for the various stations of the exam to ensure you make the most of your refined knowledge through your revision. 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

    Safeguarding: Statement and Report Writing (Level 3)

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    RCPCH, London
    2 May 2018

    The RCPCH are pleased to be working with our partners at Bond Solon in offering this one 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 an

    Effective Educational Supervision

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    RCPCH, London
    15 May 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,