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Membership benefit for spring - volunteering opportunities

Developing new skills, meeting new people, networking with like-minded colleagues, carrying out a sense of purpose... The benefits often outweigh the time given, which may be why more than 1,100 of you volunteer for the College. Whether it's representing your region or specialty on a committee, work...
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Time to Talk- Supporting children and young people with mental health

There has been a lot in the media about mental health recently, with the government promising that mental health will be a key focus of the NHS Long Term Plan. But we know that lots of parents will still have niggling questions. Dr Lee Hudson, Mental Health Lead at the Royal College of Paediatrics a...
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The depths of winter - building pressure in children Emergency Departments

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...
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MRCPCH Clinical examination changes - from September 2019

The Examinations Executive Committee are introducing modifications to the structure and scoring system of the MRCPCH Clinical examination. Trainees and examiners have provided significant input into these changes, which were approved by the GMC (General Medical Council) in July 2018. These changes...
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Take my advice: Supporting your child with the new term's challenges

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...
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'A dismal, unfair and unsafe situation': RCPCH responds to National Children’s Bureau Report

Dr Alison Steele responds to the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) new report, published today on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children: Storing Up Trouble – A postcode lottery of children’s social care.

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