24 September 2019
Returning to work after a relaxing summer holiday, Simon muses on what's been happening at the College - from our calls to preventing ill health to safeguarding support, and considers how he can play his part in the upcoming careers campaign.
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.
9 July 2019
There were four winners of the College’s esteemed paediatric training awards - the PAFTAs - in 2019, Ruth Bland, Philippa Wood, Henriette van Ruiten and Melody Redman. Here are their nominations and quotes from the children and young people's judging panel.
24 April 2019
Simon introduces himself and his priorities as your new VP for Policy. He highlights College work, including the State of Child Health report update and new resources for better patient data, and reflects on paediatrics as a remarkable career.
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.
20 March 2019
In a blog to mark World Oral Health Day today, RCPCH member Dr John Furness considers a simple and safe way to protect children from tooth decay – community water fluoridation.
8 March 2019
Today, over 60% of our 19,000 members are women - and both male and female paediatricians take up flexible working and less than full time training. But gender equality is a work in progress. This International Women's Day we look at the history of women in the RCPCH and celebrate 75 years of female...
6 February 2019
There has been a lot in the media about mental health recently, with the government promising that mental health will be a key focus of the NHS Long Term Plan. But we know that lots of parents will still have niggling questions. Dr Lee Hudson, Mental Health Lead at the Royal College of Paediatrics a...
Mark Drakeford announced as new Welsh Labour leader - what does this mean for child health in Wales?
7 December 2018
After months of speculation, campaigning and voting, we now have the result of the Labour leadership contest in Wales. The top job has gone to a man who may not be a household name for RCPCH members so Gethin Matthews-Jones, RCPCH External Affairs Manager for Wales, blogs to answer two questions: wh...
21 November 2018
In spring 2017, Sara O'Rourke was a medical student working at the Children's Hospital in Manchester. Then came the suicide bombing on the Manchester Arena. She wrote about the experience and the 'powerful cohesion' she found among the health professionals attending to patients. Here she reflects on...