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...
8 March 2020
There are many reasons why a child or young person might need to be looked after by the state, including abuse and neglect, family dysfunction, and a family in acute stress—all social disadvantages that arise more often in economically challenging times.
6 March 2020
Mental health and wellbeing have entered the collective conscience of paediatric medicine, with widespread speculation that social media use and rising academic stress are among the many new challenges impacting this generation of children and young people.
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...
13 December 2019
Congratulations to Dr Ai May Lee for her witty photo in our #paediatricslife competition! Followers of our Instagram account selected our finalists, and our panel of judges carefully reviewed a fantastic set of images.
8 August 2019
Since 2014 the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit has held this annual event - young people living with rare disease and health professionals working in the field share their experiences. Our interns went along to find out more...
26 June 2019
Getting around the country (and away from the 'Westminster bubble') is one of Russell's top priorities, and gives him a chance to meet "some of the amazing paediatricians working across the UK".
31 May 2019
If as a society we are failing our most vulnerable, then surely we are a failing society. The RCPCH responds.
28 May 2019
Russell looks back at a fantastic Conference and exhibition where he was pleased to announce three projects that get to the "heart of what our College is about... and your concerns about working life in the NHS".