We have three exciting new Officer and Assistant Officer roles open to members - in climate change, careers and child protection. Plus vacancies on a new general paediatrics committee and posts especially for SAS doctors and trainees.
The front cover of our Epilepsy12 organisational and clinical audits report for 2023 embodies the spirit of resilience. The documents give insight into the diagnosis and care of children and young people with epilepsy, and the organisation of services.
Join us on 14 November in London for our first 'listening event'. The CPD-accredited day has the collective wellbeing and working lives of paediatricians at its heart, and we want to hear your stories.
Services for children and young people face challenges, and particularly each winter. With our guidance, position statements and case studies, we support members to make a compelling and evidence-based case for children's healthcare.
Emergency care - sharing solutions and good practice ideas
In autumn 2022, we hosted a meeting about increased clinical pressures in UK paediatric Emergency Departments, and clinicians shared potential solutions.
In autumn 2020, we outlined good practice ideas, including in the care environment, mental health and safeguarding.
NHS England's guidance on the national approach to 2023-24 winter planning includes recommended winter roles and responsibilities for each part of the system. It has a dedicated section on children and young people's needs.
That guidance builds on the commitments in NHS England's plan published in January. Its key ambitions are to increase bed and ambulance capacity, grow the workforce, speed up discharge from hospitals, expand services in the community and help people access the right care first time.
We have continued to call on national governments to support paediatrics and child health over winter periods - including fully costed, evidence-based strategies on workforce and health inequalities. Our guidance and list of resources were updated in November 2022.
Published in autumn 2022, our recommendations on the management of children with viral respiratory tract infections in hospital settings aim to support clinicians in partnership with local infection prevention control teams.