15 April 2020
RCPCH is launching a new data collection and reporting tool to track the impact of COVID-19 on child health services. Dr Jay and Professor Bishop explain why it is so important to capture changes to services during this period.
14 November 2019
We respond to the publication of A&E waiting times by the NHS. Less than three-quarters of patients attending A&E departments in England during October were seen within the four hour target period.
29 June 2019
We believe that child health research should be embedded as part of every paediatrician’s training, and throughout their careers. From June 2019 to 10 January 2020, we invited paediatricians working as consultants, SAS doctors and/or CCT holders to complete 2019 Participation in Child Health Researc...
10 May 2019
For the first time, the College has developed an audit toolkit to support Emergency Departments treating children to monitor how well they are meeting the 70 “Facing the Future” standards. Dr John Criddle and Dr Virginia Davies discuss the development of the toolkit and its impact for children in me...
1 February 2019
We have worked with NHS England on a programme to ensure children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both are able to access appropriate medication, and are not prescribed inappropriate psychotropic medication. Find out more and read our full pledge.
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...
12 December 2018
Dr John Criddle, Chair of the RCPCH Intercollegiate Committee for Standards for Children in Emergency Care Settings, responds to the news.
7 December 2018
Officer for Health Promotion, Dr Max Davie, urges parents to make sure casing around batteries in toys and electrical devices are secure and says if in doubt, "don't take the risk".
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.
25 October 2018
We have surveyed our members to understand their experiences of winter pressures in Emergency Departments that treat children.