10 January 2020
The UK has environmental problems which are contributing to and exacerbated by climate change - a serious threat to future generations. Jo explains how the College is playing its role to speak up on behalf of young people.
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.
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.
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.
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...
20 December 2018
The author Paul Theroux said, “Winter is a season of recovery and preparation” and yet the reverse is true in paediatrics. Our last few winters have been so bad that government talk of winter pressures funding seems to start as soon as the daffodils emerge in spring. But when did you last read about...
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...
15 November 2018
When recently asked why he chose to work in paediatrics, it got Dave Beattie, an ST7 in General Paediatrics based in Edinburgh, thinking. He reflected that after seven years of practicing in this niche, it's easy to forget how and why he originally chose to go down this route. Here are a few of his ...
13 November 2018
How can storytelling skills help in a clinical setting? Serena Haywood, a neurodevelopmental consultant in London, talks about how her two jobs complement each other, and the importance of resilience.