25 March 2020
Once again, the State of Child Health report presents a comprehensive picture—and a sobering set of facts. But we must remember that we can only tell the story when we have the right data to do so.
10 March 2020
A few years ago, I got the chance to speak with young carers about their experiences. Together, we created superhero characters to explain some of the many things that they do—and some other things they would like to do. As the RCPCH’s children and young people’s engagement manager, I get to meet wi...
9 March 2020
Knife crime gets a lot of attention in the UK press and we should take this worrying trend seriously. But we should also remember that it’s only part of the story. In reality, stab wounds make up a small proportion of the total hospital admissions attributed to violent incidents, and much of the med...
13 November 2019
Health and social care in the UK is devolved. Our Officers for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland set out what the UK General Election means for them.
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.
4 July 2019
Dr Nicola Jay, consultant paediatrician at Sheffield Children's Hospital, has been appointed as the new Officer for Workforce Planning and Health Services. She considers an example of a 'wicked problem' in paediatrics - the health workforce crisis in the UK - and how we can move forward.
25 November 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation, along with the Data Protection Act 2018, replaced the Data Protection Act 1998 on 25 May 2018. Here we address some of the common misconceptions about the legislation six months after it came into effect.
15 November 2018
Matt Driver, Lead faculty for RCPCH mentoring skills courses and peer support webinars, explores the role of skilled, trained mentors in supporting doctors throughout their careers.
It's taking me a bit longer to become a consultant but the things I’ve seen and experienced are completely worth it!
14 November 2018
Dr Chris Hands explains how working less than full time gave him a chance to support children's charities and help rebuild paediatric emergency care structures in Sierra Leone.