Our spring edition has a special focus on supporting children and young people’s mental health. A number of members look at the role of paediatricians and how they can best prepare to ensure the mental health needs of young people are met.
In a tough week for the child health agenda in the UK, Camilla encourages us to continue to advocate on children's behalf. She also shares her gratitude for the efforts of some of our overseas partners and our subspecialty groups.
Change is always unsettling and can be challenging, especially if one is unprepared. Dr Sanjay Suri recognises that retirement is a change that is often romanticised but not usually spoken of as a time for readjustment. And that there's someting more important than happiness.
The high levels of Group A strep infections have placed enormous pressures on an already fragile health system, and it can feel tough being a paediatrician. But there is welcome news, too, from a national focus on air pollution to investment in genomics. Camilla writes her last message of 2022 to me...
Camilla reflects on her recent trip to Scotland celebrating ‘Paediatrics Past and Present’ and remembers the lives of two outstanding clinicians. She also signposts updates to resources for services facing extreme pressures this winter.
Paediatricians Dr Jatinder Khipal, Dr Darshika Gonapoladeniyage and Dr Jyothi Srinivas tell us about their wellbeing week at Milton Keynes, University Hospital which allowed staff to pause, reflect and get involved in activities to focus on their health.