Presenting our #PaediatricsLife photo competition finalists!

We recently asked members to send a photo - and caption - that tells a story of their daily life in paediatrics and child health. And, what a creative set of images we got!

We posted them on our new Instagram channel, and asked you to vote for your favourite(s) by 'liking' the post. The most popular are below (in no particular order...), and will be presented to our judging panel, including children and young people, for our final winner of a £250 gift voucher.

Printer woes

Caption: How many paediatricians does it take to fix a printer? (Answer: They can't; call the ward clerk!)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Say cheese

Caption: Busy shifts, night duty, crash calls and emergencies are no match to the enthusiasm of our wonderful trainees. Here they are humouring me with our inaugural book club at sunrise. The book is about change. Lots of laughs, insights, coffee and cheese!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lots of faces

Caption: 4 hours, 24 faces of paediatrics

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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One born every minute

Caption: New Beginnings #essentialsofpaediatrics #oneborneveryminute

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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First cuddle

Caption: There is nothing truly like Paediatrics. We get to be with families during incredibly special moments & work in teams that celebrate them. Moments like a baby's first cuddle with their parents #FirstCuddles #SpecialMoments #ChoosePaeds #PaedsRocks

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Teddy’s chest drain

Testing out our chest drain skills on Mr Ted #dontletgooftheguidewire #paediatricslife #chestdrains #paediatrics #teddyhasapneumothorax #paedsrocks #teddybear

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Life support

Caption: Paediatric life support - everyone's responsibility

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ice cream and comfort

Caption: The joys of a kind parent giving you & your team ice creams and wearing comfy yellow shoes on a hot summer day on the ward! #PaedsRocks #ChoosePaeds #CakeAndIceCreamForever #ForeverYoung

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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All work no play...

Caption: #paediatricslife #paediatricsEoE ... team teaching along with working hard because 'all work and no play makes Jack/Jill a dull boy/girl'. #choosepaediatrics #paediatricsrocks

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Education, education...

Education is our patients first need.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Breastfeeding dolly

Breastfeeding consultant's specialist equipment. #fedisbest #NICU

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Call the midwife

Caption: Neonatal junior doctor and Midwife - ready to work together to help your baby take their first breath!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fun in the clinic

Caption: Clinic doesn't need to be scary - it can be fun!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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