25 March 2020
Once again, the State of Child Health report presents a comprehensive picture—and a sobering set of facts. But we must remember that we can only tell the story when we have the right data to do so.
8 August 2019
Since 2014 the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit has held this annual event - young people living with rare disease and health professionals working in the field share their experiences. Our interns went along to find out more...
10 May 2019
For the first time, the College has developed an audit toolkit to support Emergency Departments treating children to monitor how well they are meeting the 70 “Facing the Future” standards. Dr John Criddle and Dr Virginia Davies discuss the development of the toolkit and its impact for children in me...
20 December 2018
The author Paul Theroux said, “Winter is a season of recovery and preparation” and yet the reverse is true in paediatrics. Our last few winters have been so bad that government talk of winter pressures funding seems to start as soon as the daffodils emerge in spring. But when did you last read about...
25 November 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation, along with the Data Protection Act 2018, replaced the Data Protection Act 1998 on 25 May 2018. Here we address some of the common misconceptions about the legislation six months after it came into effect.
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.
9 August 2018
In the first of a new series of blogs advising RCPCH members how to be compliant with GDPR, our Information Governance Manager, Adele Picken, looks at some key changes implemented at the College, including a new member representative role on our Data Protection Committee.
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.
2 July 2018
In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the NHS, Dr Winifred Baddoo, Chair of the British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology, has written a blog looking back over the history of confirmation of deafness in children, and the ways in which habilitation for these children, through NHS service...
20 September 2017
In May 2018 the rules governing how we manage data are due to change and become more rigorous, so you may notice differences in how we collect and manage your information. Data protection affects every single RCPCH member, so we’ve created a short guide to the changes and what you can expect from th...