In our winter issue we look at health inequalities in the broader sense. We explore how climate change anxiety can have an effect on children and young people's mental health and we hear from members on patient safety and resolving conflicts.
It can be a celebration of life’s work and an opportunity for a new chapter - explore our resources and blogs by members navigating this period. We invite Senior Members/Fellows and Honorary Fellows to our regular events.
Our two-level paediatric training programme, live as of August 2023, aims to to flexible and fulfilling. We encourage trainees and trainers to read the curriculum and syllabi, FAQs and other resources.
The front cover of our Epilepsy12 organisational and clinical audits report for 2023 embodies the spirit of resilience. The documents give insight into the diagnosis and care of children and young people with epilepsy, and the organisation of services.
The photo on our National Neonatal Audit Programme report is courtesy of Maddy and Baljit Singh, parents to triplets. NNAP assesses whether babies on neonatal units receive consistent high-quality care and identifies areas for improvement.
Climate change poses an existential threat, but it is not experienced equally. Our toolkit supports paediatricians to take action locally, regionally and nationally. Can you help make child health central to climate policy?
Next year's theme is 'Building a bright future together', and it's happening on 25-27 March in Birmingham. We'll feature more than 35 specialty groups, inspiring keynote speakers and practical workshops - so you can update your knowledge.
In this RCPCH Podcasts episode, Richard Burley, Executive Director of Digital talks with Professor Sam Shah about how digital technology can support child health, and how paediatricians can embrace it.
Join us in Cardiff on 27 February. With the theme, ‘Shaping the future’ - the future of paediatricians and of children and young people - we'll be exploring leadership, education and healthcare innovation.
When you feel frustration, burnout, even dread, but that you should somehow cope with all that work and life throws at you... Sometimes, says RCPCH Dinwoodie Clinical Fellow, Dr Jess Morgan, you say, I’m not sure I can do this right now.
Our Thrive Paediatrics programme acknowledges, celebrates and supports the varied experiences in paediatrics. SAS doctors do amazing work, and Dr Anne Pinches has developed the role of SAS Advocate in her own Trust to promote and improve support for this growing group.
In this podcast, two paediatricians share thoughts around vulnerability, compassion and belonging at work. Jess and Anna talk about brave spaces, the importance (and limits) of self-care and those "small moments of human connection".
We all find it hard to say no. But in doing so, we’re risking our own wellbeing. RCPCH Dinwoodie Clinical Fellow, Dr Jess Morgan offers advice on how you can begin to set personal boundaries and prioritise your own needs first sometimes.
Dr Jess Morgan reflects on dealing with bereavement as a paediatrician and how best to cope with the emotional impact. "With burnout and mental illness in medicine at an all-time high, we need to act now to amplify the conversation around compassion."
RCPCH is pleased to announce Thrive Paediatrics! This programme of work will support paediatric clinicians to thrive and improve their lived experiences at work. With funding from the Dinwoodie Charitable Company for pilot schemes, this represents a substantial multi-year programme of work.