24 January 2020
There have been reported cases in China of respiratory infections caused by a novel coronavirus, which is classified as an airborne high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK. As of 10 February 2020, there are eight confirmed cases in the UK. Governments and public health officials in all ...
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...
3 February 2020
NHSE is conducting a review of the specification for this service and associated policies for 2020. It will also set up an independent expert group to make recommendations regarding the use of puberty suppressants and cross-sex hormones.
31 January 2020
The review was commissioned by the Chief Executive of NHS England to assist its Board in the evaluation of responses to a consultation undertaken in summer 2019 relating to a new draft service specification for children’s cancers.
10 January 2020
The College warns that air pollution is the single greatest environmental threat to public health in the UK, and that it disproportionately affects children, young people, and more deprived communities. Our calls include the expansion of clean air zones in towns and cities, bringing forward our comm...
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.
16 December 2019
Domperidone is no longer licensed for use in children younger than 12 years or those weighing less than 35 kg because of a lack of evidence for benefit.
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-...
19 November 2019
A year after we launched our new training curriculum, in August 2018, we asked trainees and supervisors about their experiences of it. The responses were largely positive, but identified some key improvements that we're now working on - such as updates to ePortfolio, providing more support around do...
16 October 2019
Withdrawal and Medicines Alerts for Ranitidine Related Products Zantac®, used to treat conditions such as acid reflux in children, has been recalled by its manufacturer because of concerns that it may contain low levels of NDMA.