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...
6 March 2020
Mental health and wellbeing have entered the collective conscience of paediatric medicine, with widespread speculation that social media use and rising academic stress are among the many new challenges impacting this generation of children and young people.
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...
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.
Why good prevention policy means providing the best possible start in life for children and young people
17 October 2019
Our work on prevention is a vital part of our advocacy with policy makers and politicians. In this article Max Davie writes about our response to the green paper on prevention, and why focusing on the early years is so important for children and young people.
8 November 2018
Established in 1999 by Sparks, this annual award recognises outstanding young medical researchers in the field of paediatrics. Now jointly funded by Sparks and GOSH Charity, it was renamed in 2017 in memory of Dr Newell and his distinguished career. With 19 winners to date, it continues his legacy o...
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.