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-...
2 October 2019
Medicine offers students and junior doctors a vast array of specialty choices... How can we, as current trainees and paediatricians, help get paediatrics to the top of that list? Simon, the RCPCH Assistant Officer for Training (Recruitment), and Emma, Trainee Representative for Recruitment, look at ...
25 September 2019
Paediatricians work in incredibly challenging times. But, say Camilla, the College's VP for Education & Professional Development and Hannah, Chair of Trainees Committee, this specialty is rewarding like no other, and there's much more we can all do.
2 July 2019
You don’t need to look too far to find news articles on mental health and burnout in the NHS. Dr Emily Clark, ST3 Paediatrics, gives insights from a recent trainees' study day in Wales - including coaching on decision-making skills and mental toughness as well as yoga and cake - and lists some helpf...
26 June 2019
What are some of the challenges faced by both trainees and supervisors getting to grips with RCPCH Progress curriculum and ePortfolio? David, VP for Training and Assessment, explores the topic, and why we now focus on capabilities, not competencies.
21 November 2018
In spring 2017, Sara O'Rourke was a medical student working at the Children's Hospital in Manchester. Then came the suicide bombing on the Manchester Arena. She wrote about the experience and the 'powerful cohesion' she found among the health professionals attending to patients. Here she reflects on...
16 November 2018
Raj Kainth explains why he started working less than full time to spend more time with his family, and how it has made him a better doctor.
15 November 2018
When recently asked why he chose to work in paediatrics, it got Dave Beattie, an ST7 in General Paediatrics based in Edinburgh, thinking. He reflected that after seven years of practicing in this niche, it's easy to forget how and why he originally chose to go down this route. Here are a few of his ...
It's taking me a bit longer to become a consultant but the things I’ve seen and experienced are completely worth it!
14 November 2018
Dr Chris Hands explains how working less than full time gave him a chance to support children's charities and help rebuild paediatric emergency care structures in Sierra Leone.
Working in a district general hospital or developing a specialist area - paediatrics offers everything
12 November 2018
Kate Mackay, who works in paediatric emergency medicine, explains why she found a place where her skills fit in an environment that is interesting, challenging and supportive.