24 January 2020
There have been reported cases in China of respiratory infections caused by a novel coronavirus. The Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Health and Social Care has issued a message for all clinical staff encountering patients with respiratory infection...
21 January 2020
Peter Clarke, the chief inspector of prisons, has called for a “major overhaul” of the policy of separating children in young offender institutions. We support this call and we condemn unacceptable practices such as solitary confinement and the use of restraints.
10 January 2020
Dr Raymond Nethercott, Officer for Ireland at RCPCH welcomes the New Decade, New Approach deal and the political parties’ commitment to prioritising health.
18 December 2019
The General Medical Council has today released its 2019 State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK report. Dr Camilla Kingdon, RCPCH Vice President for Education and Professional Development, welcomes the findings.
Pensions tax loading additional pressure on paediatric workforce, according to RCPCH survey of members
5 December 2019
We surveyed 715 paediatricians in the UK to assess the effects of the pensions tax issue on services, morale, and work practices.
22 November 2019
Today it was confirmed by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS, that a short term solution to the pensions tax crisis has been agreed.
20 November 2019
Ministers and NHS leaders have signed off on an interim plan to address the pensions tax issue affecting doctors who take on extra hours.
15 November 2019
Today the General Medical Council (GMC) published ‘Caring for doctors, caring for patients’, which sets out an ambitious and welcome vision for a health service that supports doctors’ wellbeing and patient safety.
5 November 2019
RCPCH participated in a consultation by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges about proposals to reform the NHS Pension Scheme.
10 October 2019
Paediatricians who qualified from medical school in a non-UK country are less likely to be offered a consultant post than their UK-trained peers, according to survey of 155 doctors by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).