22 August 2019
The RCPCH is joining forces with Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT), to get a snapshot of the neonatal and general acute workforce on two given days in September.
4 July 2019
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.
3 June 2019
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended that all medical practitioners be placed on the Shortage Occupation List - a real achievement for the College which has repeatedly requests that paediatrics be fully included on the list in all 4 countries in the UK.
Worrying lack of children’s doctors in Wales could damage health of future generations, say medical experts
10 May 2019
Our new report says the current workforce must expand, with an increase of 42% consultant paediatricians, to deliver the appropriate standards of care to children and young people.
18 April 2019
We issue advice to healthcare professionals in light of high profile cases.
4 April 2019
"Respect should underpin all working relationships" says RCPCH, as the GMC launches a pilot programme that will give doctors training in tackling unprofessional behaviours from colleagues.
1 March 2019
Get in touch with the Health Policy team if you require support in meeting the deadline to submit data to our emergency care audit.
1 February 2019
This week we released our key workforce report, which uses RCPCH census data to formulate essential workforce policy recommendations. The paediatric workforce must be prioritised in workforce planning to improve child health outcomes in the UK.
25 January 2019
Its only 25 days into the New Year (happy new year by the way) and it feels like 25 months have passed. We’ve seen the launch of the NHS Long Term Plan (England), launched our own screen time guidance and hosted a roundtable with three CMOs on social media use, launched our State of Child Health 201...
17 January 2019
The College has responded to the Migration Advisory Committee's call for evidence, recommending that all paediatric grades in the UK be added to the Shortage Occupation List, Appendix K on the Immigration Rules.