19 November 2020
As doctors, it is well recognised that we are strong, determined, resilient and able to deal with a variety of stressors in our professional fields. But what about when things go wrong? Dr Stacey Killick, an ST8 at Glan Clwyd Hospital offers her advice.
16 November 2020
Dr Rakhee Shah is an ST6 Community Paediatric Registrar and was Clinical Advisor for the State of Child Health 2020 report. We hear why she got involved and the experience she had working on the report. She also encourages others to believe in themselves and not allow imposter syndrome hinder them f...
13 November 2020
It’s been a year of challenges but that didn’t stop us delivering the popular features of RCPCH Conference to our members and colleagues.
11 November 2020
This winter we meet the RCPCH Presidential candidates, DFTB introduce their project on increasing diversity of paediatric skin images and we hear about the Stepping Up programme, easing the transition to consultant roles. We also look at the winter ahead with COVID-19 and how to build and nurture te...
26 October 2020
For many of us, planning ahead is a way to manage stress and workload, and to ensure we have control over our future. But what happens when major events scupper those plans? Dr Eimear McCorry explores her fears that her pandemic strategy was interrupted, and how she found ways to embrace the positiv...
2 October 2020
An interim clinical commissioning policy has been in place across the UK since 3 July 2020, defining routine access to remdesivir in the treatment of COVID-19 in adults and children aged 12 years or older. However, due to increased demand against available supply, clinicians are now asked to apply t...
29 September 2020
Dr Christina Tran is a Trust Doctor working in ED and paediatrics at Derriford Hospital. Here she outlines the value of exercise in maintaining positive wellbeing and what steps you can take to incorporate it into your daily routine.
25 September 2020
Two new reports have been released outlining the findings of a snapshot survey of the UK's general paediatric and neonatal services and workforce in September 2019. The reports provide a pre-COVID benchmark and give recommendations to government, service planners and other decision makers about how ...
9 September 2020
Following recent publication of the REMAP-CAP trial for hydrocortisone and a meta-analysis of corticosteroids, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently issued new interim guidance recommending the use of systemic corticosteroids in severe and critical COVID-19 disease.
27 August 2020
This is hugely satisfying specialty, but it will always be very hard work. In 2020 we've had to show extraordinary resilience, and we now need to think about how we approach the coming winter and continue to support each other. Camilla and Hannah introduce the College's plans for a retention strateg...