Scotland

We manage external relations with stakeholders and policymakers including the Scottish Government and organisations with an interest in child health. Our friendly team is here to make sure members in Scotland have a voice.
Icon - megaphone
Our team works with paediatricians in Scotland and our two committees. We provide Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament and the third sector with up-to-date guidance and push for policy change to improve the health of children and young people in the nation.
Icon - group of people
This committee advises RCPCH Council on Scottish matters, and contributes to the development of Scottish Government policy. If you're a member in Scotland, contact your representatives about anything you want to discuss at a local or executive level.
Icon - face of child with bun and ribbon
This committee informs the College on matters pertinent to child protection in Scotland. We work with other groups and organisations on setting standards and coordinate training and education events in Scotland.
Icon: Dynamic child icon from RCPCH logo

Worried and waiting

Prolonged waiting times in paediatric care can have severe consequences, as certain treatments must be given within specific age ranges or developmental stages.

Our report analyses the data in Scotland over the past ten years, presents three key recommendations and shares insight from members, children and young people.

Information sign in speech bubble

Contacting us

If you have any questions or comments about our policy and public affairs work in Scotland, we'd love to hear from you. You can email enquiries-scotland@rcpch.ac.uk or call us on 0131 385 7422. You can send any post to Scotland Office, RCPCH, 5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH.

Other staff teams at RCPCH can help with any questions about membership, exams or training. 

Group of people

#ChoosePaediatrics in Scotland!

Can you help us promote our wonderful specialty to medical students and foundation doctors in Scotland? Download our careers booklet and posters, grab templates for social media posts and read tips on how to run an online careers event.

News relating to Scotland

Press release

Doctors call for action on air pollution

Doctors are marking Clean Air Day today (20 June) by calling on the Scottish Government to act to reduce preventable ill health, caused by air pollution in Scotland.

Resources and opportunities relating to Scotland

Document

Paediatric rota gaps survey 2024 - about this project

We asked College Tutors across the UK to complete a survey, or ask their relevant colleagues to do so, about rota gaps in their Trust or Health Board. The data collected will give us a better understanding of rota gaps in paediatrics and reasons. We can use this information to support our members in...