Featured membership benefit for summer 2018 - PCO UK

Paediatric Care Online (PCO UK) is an online resource which provides instant access to an innovative decision support system for child health professionals. Here's an introduction to its key features and how you as RCPCH members can access it.

RCPCH members who use PCO UK are provided with full access to a comprehensive range of over 100 'Key Practice Points' (KPPs): clinically assured guidance which will facilitate decision-making at point of presentation and offer a 'roadmap' for common signs and symptoms and critical care situations. 

PCO UK also provides an online portal to a range of other vital resources including:

  • Public Health England's "Green Book" Immunisation 
  • British National Formulary for Children 
  • RCPCH Child Protection Companion 
  • Guideline Directory with quick links to national clinical guidelines 
  • Links to patient and carer information and resources accredited by the Information Standard
  • Links to resources and eLearning content 
  • Access to the US-based AAP Text Book of Pediatric Care

What users say

authoritative voice supporting my clinical decision making

used in consultations as a checklist and as a safety net

give confidence in explaining to parents and children

How to activate your account

If you'd like to join over 7,000 RCPCH members who are currently using PCO UK since we launched it as a membership benefit, all you have to do is activate your account.

To do this, you will need to log in to your RCPCH account.

Then, go to My Account. Scroll down to Paediatric Care Online and click on Access PCO UK.

When logged, go to Account in website header, then go to Paediatric Care Online panel and click on Access PCO UK

You will then need to read and accept the terms and conditions.

On PCO UK page, read the terms and conditions, tick box to accept and click on Submit button

Once complete, you can access PCO UK from the 'Quick Links' drop down menu.

Log in to your account

Also available as a mobile app

You will also be able to access this from the PCO UK smart phone app once you have activated your account online.


For more information or help on PCO UK, please contact us on pcouk@rcpch.ac.uk