30 October 2017
Research published today in the Archives of Diseases in Childhood shows a sharp rise in children admitted to intensive care in England and Wales since 2009, a trend which is not explained by either population growth or the rising birth rate. An analysis of admissions data from the Paediatric Intensi...
27 October 2017
Party conference season has been and gone for another year. Whilst Brexit, party in-fighting and unfortunate pranks may have been the talk of the main stages, it was on the fringes where the real meaty debate was taking place. RCPCH Public Affairs Lead Margaret Donnellan reflects on this year’s high...
16 October 2017
The Association for Young People's Health (AYHP) have launched Key Data on Young People 2017, a report which looks at living circumstances, education and employment, information about health behaviours and lifestyle, sexual health, mental health, physical health and long-term conditions, and use of ...
Care Quality Commission report warns the future quality of the health system is at risk as it struggles to cope with demand
10 October 2017
We respond to the CQC State of Care report, published in October 2017.
Scottish workforce report finds one in four paediatric units closed to new admissions due to staffing concerns
23 August 2017
A new report, released today by the RCPCH, found that one in four Scottish paediatric inpatient units, and more than 40% of Scottish neonatal units, closed their doors to new admissions in the 12 months to October 2015 due to concerns over staffing. As part of the report’s recommendations, the RCPCH...
21 August 2017
The Royal Colleges of GPs (RCGP), Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), and Psychiatrists (RCPsych) have committed to five shared principles that they hope will lead to tangible actions to improve the care and support of children and young people (CYP) with mental health problems.