13 August 2019
Last week, NICE published draft recommendations on the use of cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs) following evaluation of their clinical and cost-effectiveness, and NHS England published a review aimed at assessing the barriers to prescribing cannabis-based medicinal products where it is safe ...
9 July 2019
There were four winners of the College’s esteemed paediatric training awards - the PAFTAs - in 2019, Ruth Bland, Philippa Wood, Henriette van Ruiten and Melody Redman. Here are their nominations and quotes from the children and young people's judging panel.
10 June 2019
Our former Chief Executive Professor Judith Ellis has been awarded an OBE for services to healthcare in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Judith was at the College for four successful years from 2014 to May 2018.
29 March 2019
Experts from 13 national bodies, including seven Royal Colleges, have joined forces to launch new practical guidance to support doctors and other health professionals around valproate use in women and girls in their reproductive years.
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...
8 November 2018
Established in 1999 by Sparks, this annual award recognises outstanding young medical researchers in the field of paediatrics. Now jointly funded by Sparks and GOSH Charity, it was renamed in 2017 in memory of Dr Newell and his distinguished career. With 19 winners to date, it continues his legacy o...
25 October 2018
In a guest blog anticipating the start of 'flu season, RCPCH immunisation experts, Professor Helen Bedford and Dr David Elliman share their thoughts on improving rates of vaccination among children, some misconceptions around the flu vaccination and the role of the paediatrician.
10 October 2018
To mark World Mental Health Day, the Prime Minister has made a series of announcements on mental health.
10 September 2018
Following a suggestion from Fellows, we introduced our FRCPCH lapel pins last spring. Contact us to request your free pin and display your RCPCH fellowship with pride!
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. ...