11 January 2021
Following our meeting with Health Education England on 8 January, we intend to continue with 'Plan A' as the preferred option for recruitment, which includes virtual interviewing. We will continue to keep this under review working closely with our colleagues at HEE and keeping the four Statutory Edu...
7 January 2021
If you have applied for paediatric training in the UK for 2021, you'll know we made some changes to the recruitment process due to COVID-19. We understand there is current uncertainty, and we want to assure you we are working with Health Education England to agree which plan we are using. You'll be ...
28 December 2020
Paediatricians have seen a huge rise in cases of anorexia nervosa and other food restriction disorders in this age group, with some reporting a doubling, tripling or even quadrupling of cases compared with the same period last year.
21 December 2020
Local authorities and partner agencies have a duty to be corporate parents to children in care, but research tells us that children in care have, on average, poorer health outcomes, increased mental health problems, poorer educational attainment, increased risk-taking behaviour, and an increased ris...
14 December 2020
Experts from 13 national bodies, including seven Royal Colleges, have joined forces to launch new practical guidance to support doctors and other health professionals around valproate use in women and girls in their reproductive years.
27 November 2020
The Epilepsy12 Youth Advocates have been selected as joint winners in the HQIP Audit Heroes Awards 2020 in the Volunteer of the Year Category, recognising their hard work to support improvements in epilepsy care.
20 November 2020
RCPCH President Professor Russell Viner responds to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's report, Children's Rights in Great Britain, published on World Children's Day.
16 November 2020
Dr Rakhee Shah is an ST6 Community Paediatric Registrar and was Clinical Advisor for the State of Child Health 2020 report. We hear why she got involved and the experience she had working on the report. She also encourages others to believe in themselves and not allow imposter syndrome hinder them f...
10 November 2020
The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) has published the latest in a series of reports on the impact of the pandemic on children. The reports are based on their observations made during inspections of schools, early years settings and children's services durin...
28 October 2020
The College’s new Officer for Recruitment, Dr Simon Broughton, introduces the members behind his Recruitment Team: Dr Emma Coombe, Dr Kay Tyerman and Dr Alok Sharma. The team is committed to working together to promote paediatrics as a career and to always put trainees first.