COVID-19

We're carefully monitoring this public health challenge - and the risks and impacts on our members and the wider child health workforce, and on children and young people. We have guidance on paediatric services, staffing and rotas, education and training and for parents. We're collecting data on the impact on services, producing summaries of the research and presenting clinical data.

We're committed to supporting our members throughout this period. Our offices are closed, but staff are working remotely. We've postponed or cancelled all events through July, and have postponed all MRCPCH and DCH exams through August.

It is more important than ever to take care of yourself. We've reached out to College members across the UK, who have recommended some useful wellbeing resources to support you through these difficult times.
We now have an opportunity to reset how we plan and deliver healthcare, think about how we harness innovation and learning and use this as a basis to train our workforce.
In these times a culture of shared knowledge is more vital than ever. Our QI Central website is sharing examples of innovation on the frontline from around the UK.

For families

We understand this is a worrying time. It's important that we all follow official guidance provided by the governments and health agencies so we can protect our families and other people..

If your child has a medical condition or injury, they should access treatment and attend medical appointments as recommended by their hospital, GP or healthcare professionals. Our poster explains more - and is available in English and Welsh.

Since the cancellation of this year's RCPCH Conference and exhibition, we're committed to delivering much of our exciting programme either virtually or at a future event.
The RCPCH &Us team has produced thank you messages and birthday wishes as downloadable cards to send to patients who are staying at home.
We recently invited College members to join our live, online question and answer event with VP for Training & Assessment, Dr David Evans, and Trainees Committee Chair, Dr Hannah Jacob.

Our news related to COVID-19