21 December 2020
Local authorities and partner agencies have a duty to be corporate parents to children in care, but research tells us that children in care have, on average, poorer health outcomes, increased mental health problems, poorer educational attainment, increased risk-taking behaviour, and an increased ris...
23 November 2020
Clinical Lead for the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) Dr Justin Warner introduces us to the Parent and Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREM) report. This is their first report looking at over 13,000 responses from surveys completed by children and young people with diabetes, as well ...
26 October 2020
Dr Mike Linney emphasises the importance of protecting services for children and young people as pressure mounts again in the coming months. Highlighting the Chief Nursing Officer stating that vital supports for children including school nurses and health visitors will be protected from redeployment...
27 August 2020
Dr Andrea Srur, Programme Manager for the national Diabetes Quality Programme, describes the recent successes from this project and the challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak.
22 June 2020
In this blog, Dr Nicola Jay, Officer for Workforce Planning and Health Services, reflects on the long road to recovery ahead, recognising that equality has to be at the core of our work going forward.
22 April 2020
Since 2017, changes to NHS charging regulations have placed requirements on NHS trusts to identify patients not ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK who should be charged for receiving secondary and community care. This policy has, sadly, placed vulnerable groups at risk of worsened health outcomes as th...
10 March 2020
A few years ago, I got the chance to speak with young carers about their experiences. Together, we created superhero characters to explain some of the many things that they do—and some other things they would like to do. As the RCPCH’s children and young people’s engagement manager, I get to meet wi...
9 March 2020
Knife crime gets a lot of attention in the UK press and we should take this worrying trend seriously. But we should also remember that it’s only part of the story. In reality, stab wounds make up a small proportion of the total hospital admissions attributed to violent incidents, and much of the med...
25 February 2020
Dr Judith Van der Voort discusses what we’re doing to support your future working lives as part of our ambitious Paediatrics 2040 project.
19 February 2020
Dr Nicola Jay discusses why and how we are thinking about future paediatric models of care as part of our ambitious Paediatrics 2040 project.