13 January 2020
Rising demand and workforce shortages are leading to vacancies in vulnerable children and families lead roles across the UK, according to research published today by RCPCH. The findings also reveal that many Trusts, Health Boards, and CCGs have yet to create roles for child deaths, Looked After Chil...
Pensions tax loading additional pressure on paediatric workforce, according to RCPCH survey of members
5 December 2019
We surveyed 715 paediatricians in the UK to assess the effects of the pensions tax issue on services, morale, and work practices.
20 November 2019
Ministers and NHS leaders have signed off on an interim plan to address the pensions tax issue affecting doctors who take on extra hours.
19 November 2019
These fixed term awards recognise and reward the exceptional contribution of NHS consultants - over and above that normally expected in a post - to the values and goals of the NHS and to patient care.
15 November 2019
Today the General Medical Council (GMC) published ‘Caring for doctors, caring for patients’, which sets out an ambitious and welcome vision for a health service that supports doctors’ wellbeing and patient safety.
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.
19 August 2019
The Prime Minister has today called for urgent action to boost the number of children and young people receiving life-saving vaccinations. This comes as it is revealed that the UK has lost its "measles-free" status with the WHO, three years after it had eliminated the virus.
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.
17 May 2019
RCPCH's immunisation expert Dr David Elliman says "compulsion may work in some countries, but it is not for us".