2 October 2019
Medicine offers students and junior doctors a vast array of specialty choices... How can we, as current trainees and paediatricians, help get paediatrics to the top of that list? Simon, the RCPCH Assistant Officer for Training (Recruitment), and Emma, Trainee Representative for Recruitment, look at ...
24 September 2019
Returning to work after a relaxing summer holiday, Simon muses on what's been happening at the College - from our calls to preventing ill health to safeguarding support, and considers how he can play his part in the upcoming careers campaign.
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.
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.
26 June 2019
What are some of the challenges faced by both trainees and supervisors getting to grips with RCPCH Progress curriculum and ePortfolio? David, VP for Training and Assessment, explores the topic, and why we now focus on capabilities, not competencies.
24 April 2019
Simon introduces himself and his priorities as your new VP for Policy. He highlights College work, including the State of Child Health report update and new resources for better patient data, and reflects on paediatrics as a remarkable career.
3 April 2019
Responding to Call 9 of Children in Scotland's 25 Calls campaign, Claire Burnett, External Affairs Manager, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Scotland, explains how we can act to ensure children born today grow up in a truly healthy nation.
20 March 2019
In a blog to mark World Oral Health Day today, RCPCH member Dr John Furness considers a simple and safe way to protect children from tooth decay – community water fluoridation.
6 February 2019
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...
Mark Drakeford announced as new Welsh Labour leader - what does this mean for child health in Wales?
7 December 2018
After months of speculation, campaigning and voting, we now have the result of the Labour leadership contest in Wales. The top job has gone to a man who may not be a household name for RCPCH members so Gethin Matthews-Jones, RCPCH External Affairs Manager for Wales, blogs to answer two questions: wh...