10 May 2019
For the first time, the College has developed an audit toolkit to support Emergency Departments treating children to monitor how well they are meeting the 70 “Facing the Future” standards. Dr John Criddle and Dr Virginia Davies discuss the development of the toolkit and its impact for children in me...
29 March 2019
For the final chapter in the "fetal life to adulthood" series devised by Dr Abby Parish, ST6 trainee at Swansea's Singleton Hospital, this year's conference looked at mental health and wellbeing. Here Abby reflects on another successful event before she leaves her position as our Wales Trainee Repre...
6 February 2019
There has been a lot in the media about mental health recently, with the government promising that mental health will be a key focus of the NHS Long Term Plan. But we know that lots of parents will still have niggling questions. Dr Lee Hudson, Mental Health Lead at the Royal College of Paediatrics a...
Mark Drakeford announced as new Welsh Labour leader - what does this mean for child health in Wales?
7 December 2018
After months of speculation, campaigning and voting, we now have the result of the Labour leadership contest in Wales. The top job has gone to a man who may not be a household name for RCPCH members so Gethin Matthews-Jones, RCPCH External Affairs Manager for Wales, blogs to answer two questions: wh...
1 November 2018
The threat of major incidents has increased anxiety among young people and emergency care health professionals. In this blog, we discuss the impact of major incidents on mental health and outline how health professionals can make sure they are prepared.
29 October 2018
As the programme for the upcoming St. David’s Day annual conference is finalised, Wales Trainee Representative, Abby Parish, shares an insight into her rationale for the day’s theme, and what you can expect on the day.
23 October 2018
Dr Bov Jani, Consultant Paediatrician and RCPCH Officer for Professional Development, talks about the latest initiatives to improve the wellbeing of doctors and the factors impacting on the success of these.
27 June 2018
Our new Officer for Wales, Dr David Tuthill, congratulates Dr Mair Parry on an excellent legacy, and outlines what his new role means for him and the RCPCH.
27 April 2018
We believe that attention to the mental health of our patients is an essential component of good paediatric care. This mental health section is designed to provide all paediatricians with the information and resources they need to support children and young people.
24 April 2018
Mental health problems in children and young people are common and account for a significant proportion of the burden of ill health in this age range. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as not simply the absence of disorder but ‘a state of wellbeing in which every individual r...