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Time to Talk- Supporting children and young people with mental health

There has been a lot in the media about mental health recently, with the government promising that mental health will be a key focus of the NHS Long Term Plan. But we know that lots of parents will still have niggling questions. Dr Lee Hudson, Mental Health Lead at the Royal College of Paediatrics a...
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The depths of winter - building pressure in children Emergency Departments

The author Paul Theroux said, “Winter is a season of recovery and preparation” and yet the reverse is true in paediatrics. Our last few winters have been so bad that government talk of winter pressures funding seems to start as soon as the daffodils emerge in spring. But when did you last read about...
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Mark Drakeford announced as new Welsh Labour leader - what does this mean for child health in Wales?

After months of speculation, campaigning and voting, we now have the result of the Labour leadership contest in Wales. The top job has gone to a man who may not be a household name for RCPCH members so Gethin Matthews-Jones, RCPCH External Affairs Manager for Wales, blogs to answer two questions: wh...
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GDPR: six months on

The General Data Protection Regulation, along with the Data Protection Act 2018, replaced the Data Protection Act 1998 on 25 May 2018. Here we address some of the common misconceptions about the legislation six months after it came into effect. 
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The experiences that have shaped me as a junior doctor

In spring 2017, Sara O'Rourke was a medical student working at the Children's Hospital in Manchester. Then came the suicide bombing on the Manchester Arena. She wrote about the experience and the 'powerful cohesion' she found among the health professionals attending to patients. Here she reflects on...