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...
5 March 2020
Every death of a child or young person is a unique tragedy. In coping with such events as healthcare professionals, we respond in personalised ways. A common question, though, is whether we did everything we could to prevent it. Did we examine thoroughly? Did we respond to results quickly? Did we li...
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.
12 February 2020
Dr Damian Roland explains why innovation is one of the four major workstreams we are considering in our Paediatrics 2040 project.
4 February 2020
Professor Steve Turner shares an update on the data and evidence activity that’s underway to support our Paediatrics 2040 project.
29 January 2020
Dr Nicola Jay reflects on her first six months as Officer for Workforce Planning and Health Services, and emphasises the importance of good data to her job.
28 January 2020
Russell reflects on the last year since we launched Paediatrics 2040, and invites all UK members to get involved with the project by completing our new survey.
25 October 2018
In a guest blog anticipating the start of 'flu season, RCPCH immunisation experts, Professor Helen Bedford and Dr David Elliman share their thoughts on improving rates of vaccination among children, some misconceptions around the flu vaccination and the role of the paediatrician.
18 October 2018
Sebastian Gray, a consultant in Salisbury, explains why working in child health is like being part of a big family, and how to spot the paediatricians in your hospital (hint: they may not drive the fanciest car).