26 February 2020
We responded to calls for doctors to 'take responsibility' for the NHS. Our joint letter was published in The Times.
13 January 2020
Rising demand and workforce shortages are leading to vacancies in vulnerable children and families lead roles across the UK, according to research published today by RCPCH. The findings also reveal that many Trusts, Health Boards, and CCGs have yet to create roles for child deaths, Looked After Chil...
5 March 2019
Unless urgent action is taken, a shortage of children’s doctors in Scotland is putting young people’s health at significant risk and could damage the health of future generations, claims the RCPCH's latest workforce report.
20 December 2018
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has today launched a report in response to severe workforce pressures faced by paediatric units across the UK.
31 July 2018
The RCPCH launch the ‘CCT Class of 2016 – Where are they now?’ report, which reveals that just 9.6% of newly trained paediatricians took up a consultant post in community child health, raising concerns for child health.
4 June 2018
New standards for emergency care settings highlight the need to reduce pressure on urgent and emergency care services.
More resource needed or we’ll ‘burn out’ and services will become more unsafe say children’s doctors
25 April 2018
Additional resourcing of children’s health services is urgently needed as a new report highlights the daily struggle hospitals face to meet standards that provide children with high quality, safe and consistent healthcare.
17 January 2018
Child health is suffering at the hands of a disjointed approach from central Government is the warning from the RCPCH as it publishes its “State of Child Health: One year on” scorecard today. The scorecards for England, Scotland and Wales describe progress against the series of recommendations made ...
Scottish workforce report finds one in four paediatric units closed to new admissions due to staffing concerns
23 August 2017
A new report, released today by the RCPCH, found that one in four Scottish paediatric inpatient units, and more than 40% of Scottish neonatal units, closed their doors to new admissions in the 12 months to October 2015 due to concerns over staffing. As part of the report’s recommendations, the RCPCH...