28 April 2020
Together with NHS England / NHS Improvement, we've been working on ways to deal with increased demand for NHS 111. In late April we contacted paediatricians who are 'shielding', have been stepped down from normal service, or are recently retired to help provide cover for NHS 111 services in England.
17 April 2020
"It’s been another extraordinary week and there are many more in front of us. I hope you got some time over the Easter weekend to rest and get a break." Russell addresses members in his weekly message.
4 March 2020
The RCPCH has today published State of Child Health 2020, the largest ever compilation of data on the health of babies, children and young people across all four UK nations. The report shows that for many measures of children’s health and wellbeing, progress has stalled, or is in reverse – something...
26 February 2020
There is no doubt that working in paediatrics is highly challenging. But, explains Dr Rupert Ellis, an ST7 in general paediatrics (pictured), it's also a time for optimism as huge efforts are being made to improve the quality of paediatric training and the support available.
10 February 2020
The Government is to consider more flexible training for healthcare professionals who wish to switch discipline. The Department of Health and Social Care said that people who are already working as healthcare professionals "could train to become doctors and nurses more quickly now that the UK has le...
19 December 2019
Christmas is an opportunity to celebrate, notes Camilla, our VP for Education & Professional Development (pictured, centre), but also to reflect on the year gone by. At the College we've spent a lot of time thinking about what it means to be a paediatrician - and the challenges - and we want to list...
18 December 2019
The General Medical Council has today released its 2019 State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK report. Dr Camilla Kingdon, RCPCH Vice President for Education and Professional Development, welcomes the findings.
2 December 2019
We recently asked members to send a photo - and caption - that tells a story of their daily life in paediatrics and child health. And, what a creative set of images we got! We posted them on our new Instagram channel, and asked you to vote for your favourite(s) by 'liking' the post. The most popu...
27 November 2019
Paediatric trainees need more flexibility - from out of programme opportunities to less than full time work - argues David, VP for Training and Assessment. That benefits trainees, programme directors and, ultimately, children and families. Here he introduces the College's plans for redesigning 'run-...
10 October 2019
Paediatricians who qualified from medical school in a non-UK country are less likely to be offered a consultant post than their UK-trained peers, according to survey of 155 doctors by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).