19 January 2021
David Evans looks back at a rewarding - and fun - five years as Vice President for Training and Assessment, and explains what he's enjoyed, what's been unexpected and why the next postholder will never be bored.
14 January 2021
As Camilla prepares to leave this role to become RCPCH President this spring, she looks back at some highlights - from a buzzing virtual conference to investment in paediatric recruitment - and encourages her fellow paediatricians to consider this important role.
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...
26 October 2020
Dr Mike Linney emphasises the importance of protecting services for children and young people as pressure mounts again in the coming months. Highlighting the Chief Nursing Officer stating that vital supports for children including school nurses and health visitors will be protected from redeployment...
26 May 2020
Prof Nick Bishop, VP for Science and Research, outlines some of the key developments in the College's Research & Quality Improvement Division, recognising ongoing work despite the disruptions to members' schedules. He also discusses research on the effects of COVID-19 on child health and wellbeing.
6 April 2020
Growing up overweight or obese is a pervasive and—importantly—preventable disadvantage. It worsens physical and mental health and reduces social and economic success. It can trap people in a cycle of sedentary activity, overeating, and escalating weight. This leads to poor wellbeing and, ultimately,...
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...
5 March 2020
Every death of a child or young person is a unique tragedy. In coping with such events as healthcare professionals, we respond in personalised ways. A common question, though, is whether we did everything we could to prevent it. Did we examine thoroughly? Did we respond to results quickly? Did we li...
Why good prevention policy means providing the best possible start in life for children and young people
17 October 2019
Our work on prevention is a vital part of our advocacy with policy makers and politicians. In this article Max Davie writes about our response to the green paper on prevention, and why focusing on the early years is so important for children and young people.