27 November 2019
Paediatric trainees need more flexibility - from out of programme opportunities to less than full time work - argues David, VP for Training and Assessment. That benefits trainees, programme directors and, ultimately, children and families. Here he introduces the College's plans for redesigning 'run-...
13 November 2019
Health and social care in the UK is devolved. Our Officers for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland set out what the UK General Election means for them.
29 October 2019
In thinking about how to describe the concept of wellbeing, Anna Baverstock, Lead for Doctor Wellbeing in her NHS Trust, has been working on a tree. Each branch represents an aspect of wellbeing. The roots include culture and values, compassion and mindset - but there's space to add your own.
2 October 2019
Medicine offers students and junior doctors a vast array of specialty choices... How can we, as current trainees and paediatricians, help get paediatrics to the top of that list? Simon, the RCPCH Assistant Officer for Training (Recruitment), and Emma, Trainee Representative for Recruitment, look at ...
25 September 2019
Paediatricians work in incredibly challenging times. But, say Camilla, the College's VP for Education & Professional Development and Hannah, Chair of Trainees Committee, this specialty is rewarding like no other, and there's much more we can all do.
1 September 2019
The Second World War began 80 years ago in September 1939. The war brought huge changes to the lives of children in Britain and to the country’s health services.
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.
2 July 2019
You don’t need to look too far to find news articles on mental health and burnout in the NHS. Dr Emily Clark, ST3 Paediatrics, gives insights from a recent trainees' study day in Wales - including coaching on decision-making skills and mental toughness as well as yoga and cake - and lists some helpf...
10 May 2019
For the first time, the College has developed an audit toolkit to support Emergency Departments treating children to monitor how well they are meeting the 70 “Facing the Future” standards. Dr John Criddle and Dr Virginia Davies discuss the development of the toolkit and its impact for children in me...
3 April 2019
Responding to Call 9 of Children in Scotland's 25 Calls campaign, Claire Burnett, External Affairs Manager, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Scotland, explains how we can act to ensure children born today grow up in a truly healthy nation.