28 August 2019
Feeling recharged from a summer holiday, Russell looks to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, as the College is working hard to ensure the new UK Government prioritises child health.
5 August 2019
Yesterday the Prime Minister pledged an additional one-off £1.8 billion for the NHS in England. Some of this funding is due to be allocated to children and young people's services but there remains a significant amount to do to help an NHS that is under serious pressure across the country.
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...
4 July 2019
Dr Nicola Jay, consultant paediatrician at Sheffield Children's Hospital, has been appointed as the new Officer for Workforce Planning and Health Services. She considers an example of a 'wicked problem' in paediatrics - the health workforce crisis in the UK - and how we can move forward.
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...
26 June 2019
Getting around the country (and away from the 'Westminster bubble') is one of Russell's top priorities, and gives him a chance to meet "some of the amazing paediatricians working across the UK".
3 June 2019
An official journal of RCPCH, BMJ Paediatrics Open is a peer-reviewed, online publication of original research and clinical reviews. The journal welcomes papers from all paediatric specialties - it is multidisciplinary and international. And, as an RCPCH member you can save 25% on the article publis...
28 May 2019
Russell looks back at a fantastic Conference and exhibition where he was pleased to announce three projects that get to the "heart of what our College is about... and your concerns about working life in the NHS".
27 March 2019
With Brexit very much on his mind, Russell talks about how we strengthen our international links in Europe and beyond, and encourages members - of all levels - to get involved with our ambitious new project to influence our profession's future.
15 March 2019
In early 2019, we asked frontline professionals their views and experiences of NHS charging for children and pregnant women. The survey forms work we are undertaking to further understand the impacts of the charging regulations and wider migration policy changes in practice, and the results will con...