19 January 2021
David Evans looks back at a rewarding - and fun - five years as Vice President for Training and Assessment, and explains what he's enjoyed, what's been unexpected and why the next postholder will never be bored.
14 January 2021
As Camilla prepares to leave this role to become RCPCH President this spring, she looks back at some highlights - from a buzzing virtual conference to investment in paediatric recruitment - and encourages her fellow paediatricians to consider this important role.
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 July 2020
Dr Sandy Calvert is a retired neonatologist and runs a retreat centre primarily for health professionals, called Ratford Retreat Centre. Here she recommends breathing exercises to help improve your sense of wellbeing.
6 April 2020
Growing up overweight or obese is a pervasive and—importantly—preventable disadvantage. It worsens physical and mental health and reduces social and economic success. It can trap people in a cycle of sedentary activity, overeating, and escalating weight. This leads to poor wellbeing and, ultimately,...
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...
3 January 2020
Dewi Dyfrwr (‘David the Waterdrinker’) was reputed to have consumed only leeks and water, with his monks following a simple, austere life. The 'Generation Z' and 'Generation Alpha' children growing up in Wales today have totally different challenges. This year's conference - on Thursday 27 February ...