25 September 2019
Paediatricians work in incredibly challenging times. But, say Camilla, the College's VP for Education & Professional Development and Hannah, Chair of Trainees Committee, this specialty is rewarding like no other, and there's much more we can all do.
Difficult conversations are common to all paediatricians - but I wouldn't swap my career for anything else
24 July 2019
Camilla, VP for Education and Professional Development at the College, knows from talking with members about your enthusiasm and professional fulfilment... but also the challenges you face. It's when we truly listen to how people feel about their work we can start to identify solutions, together.
20 December 2018
The author Paul Theroux said, “Winter is a season of recovery and preparation” and yet the reverse is true in paediatrics. Our last few winters have been so bad that government talk of winter pressures funding seems to start as soon as the daffodils emerge in spring. But when did you last read about...
Building a culture of care quality improvement - a dispatch from our combined perinatal programmes in Rwanda
4 December 2018
Mandy Lisle, a midwife working in our Rwandan Obstetric Care Programme in the country's capital city, tells us about the efforts of local health professionals and our 'Global Links' mentors to improve the care for mothers and babies.
21 November 2018
In spring 2017, Sara O'Rourke was a medical student working at the Children's Hospital in Manchester. Then came the suicide bombing on the Manchester Arena. She wrote about the experience and the 'powerful cohesion' she found among the health professionals attending to patients. Here she reflects on...
15 November 2018
Matt Driver, Lead faculty for RCPCH mentoring skills courses and peer support webinars, explores the role of skilled, trained mentors in supporting doctors throughout their careers.
5 November 2018
As the programme comes together for the 2019 RCPCH Conference and exhibition, Dr Camilla Kingdon, RCPCH Vice President for Education and Professional Development and Chair of the Conference Committee, looks forward to next year’s event.
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.
3 September 2018
In the age of contract negotiations and rota gaps, it is easy to forget that clinical practice can be a stressful experience in itself... Two trainee paediatricians, Nick Schindler and Laura Pountney, introduce a method that supports clinicians in exploring complex interactions with their patients. ...
24 August 2018
Access to effective mentoring is increasingly important in the development of all paediatricians. A consultant paediatrician and RCPCH Mentoring Champion tells us about her mentoring role...