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...
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.
15 August 2019
We all know safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, but with increasing demand on services, competing priorities, recruitment difficulties and budget restrictions, healthcare professionals are feeling overwhelmed. Embedding safeguarding within day-to-day practice and taking part in statutory work...
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.
Building a culture of care quality improvement - a dispatch from our combined perinatal programmes in Rwanda
4 December 2018
Mandy Lisle, a midwife working in our Rwandan Obstetric Care Programme in the country's capital city, tells us about the efforts of local health professionals and our 'Global Links' mentors to improve the care for mothers and babies.
29 October 2018
As the programme for the upcoming St. David’s Day annual conference is finalised, Wales Trainee Representative, Abby Parish, shares an insight into her rationale for the day’s theme, and what you can expect on the day.
25 October 2018
Kunal Babla, ST6 in neonatology at the London School of Paediatrics, explains why he loves working in a specialty that is intense and challenging, but flexible, open-minded and... fun!
3 September 2018
The start of the new school year can be particularly stressful. In a new blog for parents, Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, shares his advice on how to keep children healthy, mentally as well as physically, as they prepare to head throu...
5 July 2018
On 5 July 1948, the National Health Service came into operation and became the UK’s third biggest employer as all medical services were brought together to provide services for free at the point of delivery. As we celebrate 70 years of the NHS, this blogs looks back at RCPCH’s history with the NHS.