We work closely with RCPCH members, politicians and other stakeholders to transform child health in Scotland, with the aim of Scotland being one of the best places in the world to grow up. We also provide training, information and guidance specific to the needs of devolved health policy.
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If you're a member in Scotland, we invite you to contact your representatives about anything you want to discuss at a local or executive level.
This multidisciplinary subcommittee informs the Scottish Committee and the Standing committee on Child Protection on matters pertinent to child protection in Scotland.
Child health in Scotland ranks among the worst in Western Europe. But in this, the ‘Year of Young People’, there is heartening evidence that the child health and wellbeing agenda is moving forward.

Scotland news and opportunities to get involved

1 March | Glasgow
At this RCPCH, RCPSYCH and SPS joint meeting, we will share good practice and learn about the interplay between physical and mental health
5 March | Glasgow
Explores the fundamentals of educational supervision and provides essential updates on the RCPCH Progress curriculum and assessments
25-26 March | Edinburgh
Providing paediatricians with the skills needed to provide written evidence and present as a professional witness in child protection cases

How to find us

Scottish Paediatric Society (SPS)

SPS is open to all doctors in paediatrics, with activities including paediatric research, CPD, events and networking along with opportunities for trainees to meet and present.

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Politicians from across the four nations are always interested in hearing from clinicians on the ground, so your insight is invaluable. We support members on a range of activity, including parliamentary briefings, speaking at political events, such as party conferences, attending parliamentary roundtables and attending meetings with RCPCH staff on a range of child heath related topics.