22 August 2019
The RCPCH is joining forces with Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT), to get a snapshot of the neonatal and general acute workforce on two given days in September.
13 August 2019
Last week, NICE published draft recommendations on the use of cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs) following evaluation of their clinical and cost-effectiveness, and NHS England published a review aimed at assessing the barriers to prescribing cannabis-based medicinal products where it is safe ...
7 August 2019
The Government has announced today that the pension rules for senior clinicians are to be changed, to allow them to take on extra shifts, treat more patients and help to reduce waiting times without losing out financially.
5 August 2019
Yesterday the Prime Minister pledged an additional one-off £1.8 billion for the NHS in England. Some of this funding is due to be allocated to children and young people's services but there remains a significant amount to do to help an NHS that is under serious pressure across the country.
24 July 2019
The government is consulting on proposals to make the NHS Pension Scheme more flexible and transparent for senior clinicians.
4 July 2019
Dr Nicola Jay, consultant paediatrician at Sheffield Children's Hospital, has been appointed as the new Officer for Workforce Planning and Health Services. She considers an example of a 'wicked problem' in paediatrics - the health workforce crisis in the UK - and how we can move forward.
27 June 2019
The measure forms part of a range of recommendations made by RCPCH as part of our ambitious “Prevention Vision”. The amount of free sugar in baby food should be reduced and the Government should place a “moratorium” on public health funding cuts, according to bold recommendations outlined today by l...
26 June 2019
Steve Turner, Officer for Scotland, introduces this month's newsletter for our members in Scotland. Get caught up with the latest news...
11 June 2019
Specialty, Associate Specialist and Staff Grade (SAS) doctors are a key part of the paediatric workforce, but are often undervalued and are reducing in number. SAS doctors are senior clinicians with at least four years training in paediatrics, are not a consultant and are not currently in specialty ...
3 June 2019
RCPCH President applauds the Plan's ambition and vision - but says it must be backed by the appropriate resources.