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Pension tax and paediatrics: Explainer

The pension tax legislation introduced in 2016 has had an unforeseen impact on senior clinicians and poses a risk to the health service - and to its patients. In this blog, Policy Officer Grace Brown describes the impact of the pension tax rules on paediatrics and calls for a sustainable and fair so...
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Paediatrics: A wicked problem?

Dr Nicola Jay, consultant paediatrician at Sheffield Children's Hospital, has been appointed as the new Officer for Workforce Planning and Health Services. She considers an example of a 'wicked problem' in paediatrics - the health workforce crisis in the UK - and how we can move forward.
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Time to Talk- Supporting children and young people with mental health

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...
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The depths of winter - building pressure in children Emergency Departments

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...

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