9 July 2020
After the success of past Academic Trainees Days, we have started preparations for hosting the 2020 event in late October. Due to the uncertainties around COVID-19, we'll be holding it online. As always, you'll hear from those working in child health research and have opportunities for networking.
24 June 2020
Dr Gen Southgate has noticed a significant impact on training and education, with a shift towards digital engagement and even an upturn in organisation of training events. Now, along with colleagues, she wants to find out how this varies from region to region and has designed a survey to investigate...
4 June 2020
This letter from 3 June 2020 states that to maintain the essential pipeline of trained medical staff, resumption of training must be given full support and a very high priority as services are planned and reintroduced.
28 May 2020
The wait is over. The votes have been cast. Our Trainees Committee Chair, Hannah Jacob reveals this year's winners of the national Paediatric Awards For Training Achievements, or PAFTAs.
19 May 2020
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children are pleased to announce their first joint clinical research fellowship award in childhood disability has been awarded to Dr Asma Soltani at the University of Cambridge. Dr Soltani will research Re...
29 April 2020
"You, the staff of the NHS, are its most precious resource." Dr Emma Coombe explains how the Trainees Committee is working to minimise and mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on child health services, your training and, crucially, your wellbeing.
28 April 2020
Have you ever had a comment that made you worry, or changed the way you practice? The RCPCH and University of Cambridge are recruiting participants for a research study to explore the ways in which paediatricians use Multi-source Feedback and the data that it gives them. This video explains how t...
19 March 2020
"Life has changed, quite suddenly. Uncertainty feeds anxiety and I don’t think anybody can deny feeling overwhelmed at times by the COVID-19 pandemic." David reminds trainees that our priority as a College is to protect you, and notes that more detailed guidance is coming soon.
26 February 2020
There is no doubt that working in paediatrics is highly challenging. But, explains Dr Rupert Ellis, an ST7 in general paediatrics (pictured), it's also a time for optimism as huge efforts are being made to improve the quality of paediatric training and the support available.
10 February 2020
The Government is to consider more flexible training for healthcare professionals who wish to switch discipline. The Department of Health and Social Care said that people who are already working as healthcare professionals "could train to become doctors and nurses more quickly now that the UK has le...