All members are welcome to join Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 26 March at 12:00 (noon) in Birmingham or via a livestream. It will receive reports on College activities over the last year and hand over the Presidency.
Whether you can help the College champion child protection, run invited reviews or represent the voice of trainees, we have some wonderful volunteering opportunities. Plus two new International Officer roles!
Our new report presents findings from services responsible for conducting child protection medical assessments. It shows positive national results in many areas, but a need to better protect our safeguarding workforce.
Dr Emily Parker is one of our new Clinical Fellows with the Clean Air Fund Partnership, and in her first blog, she describes how doctors are taking a more critical look at the impact of air pollution on children's health.
We hope you can join us on 25-27 March for our major event. With the input of more than 35 specialty groups, inspiring speakers and practical workshops, you can update your knowledge on what matters to you.
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.
NHS England's 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 2023, our updated 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. This now includes guidance on measles and COVID-19 treatments.