6 June 2019
Today, Leslie Hamilton and his working group have published their independent review into how the law on gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice. RCPCH President, Professor Russell Viner, responds.
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.
18 October 2018
Sebastian Gray, a consultant in Salisbury, explains why working in child health is like being part of a big family, and how to spot the paediatricians in your hospital (hint: they may not drive the fanciest car).
1 October 2018
The Department of Health & Social Care has issued urgent guidance relating to supply disruption of Mylan EpiPens for all health care professionals who prescribe, dispense or administer adrenaline auto-injectors.
13 August 2018
The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba's appeal against the decision to strike her name from the medical register.
12 July 2018
July is Group B Strep (GBS) Awareness Month. Jane Plumb, Chief Executive of Group B Strep Support, a charity dedicated to providing general information and guidance about GBS, writes a guest blog to raise awareness about the risks associated with Group B Strep.
31 May 2018
The membership bodies representing paediatricians, surgeons, anaesthetists and pathologists, have today published a joint response to Justice O’Hara’s report on hyponatremia related deaths in Northern Ireland.
Consultation response to Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future: A draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027
26 March 2018
The RCPCH has submitted a response to Health Education England’s consultation Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future: A draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027.
26 January 2018
The RCPCH recognises the substantial impact that decisions by the General Medical Council and the High Court have on medical professionals. This case is tragic for all involved, the child, the family, a nurse and a doctor. The case has also engendered anxiety, anger and bewilderment.
5 December 2017
Doctors, and indeed all healthcare staff, are committed to delivering high quality, safe care and avoiding errors. But when errors do occur, as they will on occasion, it is crucial to reflect, understand why the mistake happened and do everything possible to prevent a similar occurrence again.