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COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) update

As of 27 February 2020, 15 patients in the UK have tested positive for COVID-19, a novel coronavirus, which is classified as an airborne high consequence infectious disease (HCID). Governments and public health officials in all UK nations are monitoring the situation. This page provides links to res...
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RCPCH responds to DHSC announcement on flexible training courses to improve recruitment

The Government is to consider more flexible training for healthcare professionals who wish to switch discipline. The Department of Health and Social Care said that people who are already working as healthcare professionals "could train to become doctors and nurses more quickly now that the UK has le...
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Some positive action, but more needs to be done to improve Scotland’s child health

Responding to today’s Programme for Government, RCPCH Scotland highlighted the mixed bag offered by Scottish Government for Scotland’s children. RCPCH Scotland welcomed the actions being taken on air pollution, child poverty, early year’s mental health and disability assistance.
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Improvements made but more work to be done, says Britain's largest evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services

RCPCH President responds to latest National Maternity and Perinatal Audit and says whilst the expansion of perinatal mental health support is particularly welcome, support services are under immense pressure. He urges an immediate moratorium on any further cuts so "pregnant women and their children ...

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