“The stakes for the paediatric workforce – and the children and young people we represent – have rarely been higher.” RCPCH President Russell Viner explains that this election gives us an opportunity to push for urgent action.
Health and social care is devolved in the UK, and nations have different approaches. Our Officers for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland explain what this election means across the UK.
We use expert-agreed standards to determine how many consultant paediatricians the UK needs to deliver safe and quality care.
We estimate that we need an additional 856 whole time equivalent consultants.