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...
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 January 2020
The UK has environmental problems which are contributing to and exacerbated by climate change - a serious threat to future generations. Jo explains how the College is playing its role to speak up on behalf of young people.
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...
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-...
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.