29 April 2020
"You, the staff of the NHS, are its most precious resource." Dr Emma Coombe explains how the Trainees Committee is working to minimise and mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on child health services, your training and, crucially, your wellbeing.
28 April 2020
Have you ever had a comment that made you worry, or changed the way you practice? The RCPCH and University of Cambridge are recruiting participants for a research study to explore the ways in which paediatricians use Multi-source Feedback and the data that it gives them. This video explains how t...
19 March 2020
"Life has changed, quite suddenly. Uncertainty feeds anxiety and I don’t think anybody can deny feeling overwhelmed at times by the COVID-19 pandemic." David reminds trainees that our priority as a College is to protect you, and notes that more detailed guidance is coming soon.
26 February 2020
There is no doubt that working in paediatrics is highly challenging. But, explains Dr Rupert Ellis, an ST7 in general paediatrics (pictured), it's also a time for optimism as huge efforts are being made to improve the quality of paediatric training and the support available.
10 February 2020
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...
18 December 2019
The General Medical Council has today released its 2019 State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK report. Dr Camilla Kingdon, RCPCH Vice President for Education and Professional Development, welcomes the findings.
27 November 2019
Paediatric trainees need more flexibility - from out of programme opportunities to less than full time work - argues David, VP for Training and Assessment. That benefits trainees, programme directors and, ultimately, children and families. Here he introduces the College's plans for redesigning 'run-...
19 November 2019
A year after we launched our new training curriculum, in August 2018, we asked trainees and supervisors about their experiences of it. The responses were largely positive, but identified some key improvements that we're now working on - such as updates to ePortfolio, providing more support around do...
10 October 2019
Paediatricians who qualified from medical school in a non-UK country are less likely to be offered a consultant post than their UK-trained peers, according to survey of 155 doctors by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).
2 October 2019
Medicine offers students and junior doctors a vast array of specialty choices... How can we, as current trainees and paediatricians, help get paediatrics to the top of that list? Simon, the RCPCH Assistant Officer for Training (Recruitment), and Emma, Trainee Representative for Recruitment, look at ...