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.
26 June 2019
Getting around the country (and away from the 'Westminster bubble') is one of Russell's top priorities, and gives him a chance to meet "some of the amazing paediatricians working across the UK".
25 March 2019
Wales has taken the next step towards protecting children’s’ rights by introducing legislation to end the physical punishment of children. RCPCH responds.
26 February 2019
The Health and Social Care Committee has published a report today about the first 1,000 days of life. Dr Max Davie, RCPCH Officer for Health Improvement, responds.
11 January 2019
Read about RCPCH hopes for the NHS England Long Term Plan, thoughts and solutions to winter pressures, Paediatrics 2040, a two-year project to set our vision for the future of paediatrics in the UK, and more...
7 January 2019
The Government has published its Long Term Plan for the NHS in England. The Plan presents a vision for the future of the NHS in England and includes ambitions for the next 10 years.
10 December 2018
Baby loss charities, Sands and Bliss, have today released a report which reveals that most services lack sufficient specialist staffing input and appropriate facilities to support grieving families. Dr David Evans responds.
30 November 2018
In his November blog, Russell reflects on a tumultuous month in politics and looks to the future for the NHS and paediatrics.
22 November 2018
New recommendations on obesity management before, during and after pregnancy have been released today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion, responds.