15 November 2019
Today the General Medical Council (GMC) published ‘Caring for doctors, caring for patients’, which sets out an ambitious and welcome vision for a health service that supports doctors’ wellbeing and patient safety.
29 October 2019
In thinking about how to describe the concept of wellbeing, Anna Baverstock, Lead for Doctor Wellbeing in her NHS Trust, has been working on a tree. Each branch represents an aspect of wellbeing. The roots include culture and values, compassion and mindset - but there's space to add your own.
7 October 2019
Our service provides personal, confidential career guidance through a network of advisors. It's offered to RCPCH members and Fellows at different career levels, including trainees, SAS doctors and consultant paediatricians.
25 September 2019
The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland. RCPCH Officer for Scotland, Professor Steve Turner, responds.
23 July 2019
Yesterday the Government published its eagerly awaited green paper on prevention, seeking views on its proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England. We know that primary prevention that begins before birth is crucial to the success of the NHS Long Term Plan, and so RCPCH welco...
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...
27 June 2019
The measure forms part of a range of recommendations made by RCPCH as part of our ambitious “Prevention Vision”. The amount of free sugar in baby food should be reduced and the Government should place a “moratorium” on public health funding cuts, according to bold recommendations outlined today by l...
24 June 2019
We believe that child health research should be embedded as part of every paediatrician’s training, and throughout their careers. If you’re a consultant, SAS doctor or CCT holder, we invite you to complete our 2019 Participation in Child Health Research survey and tell us how we can support you in c...
16 May 2019
The national Fight Fatigue campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of fatigue and shift work on the NHS workforce. It's a joint initiative of the Association of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.
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...