5 March 2020
Every death of a child or young person is a unique tragedy. In coping with such events as healthcare professionals, we respond in personalised ways. A common question, though, is whether we did everything we could to prevent it. Did we examine thoroughly? Did we respond to results quickly? Did we li...
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...
19 December 2019
Christmas is an opportunity to celebrate, notes Camilla, our VP for Education & Professional Development (pictured, centre), but also to reflect on the year gone by. At the College we've spent a lot of time thinking about what it means to be a paediatrician - and the challenges - and we want to list...
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.
2 December 2019
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 popu...
27 November 2019
Paediatric trainees need more flexibility - from out of programme opportunities to less than full time work - argues David, VP for Training and Assessment. That benefits trainees, programme directors and, ultimately, children and families. Here he introduces the College's plans for redesigning 'run-...
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).
2 October 2019
Medicine offers students and junior doctors a vast array of specialty choices... How can we, as current trainees and paediatricians, help get paediatrics to the top of that list? Simon, the RCPCH Assistant Officer for Training (Recruitment), and Emma, Trainee Representative for Recruitment, look at ...
25 September 2019
Paediatricians work in incredibly challenging times. But, say Camilla, the College's VP for Education & Professional Development and Hannah, Chair of Trainees Committee, this specialty is rewarding like no other, and there's much more we can all do.