A regular blog by RCPCH President, Professor Russell Viner
8 January 2021
We’re nearly one year into the pandemic and there are immense challenges in the coming weeks. In his first blog of 2021, Russell shares important guidance, new alerts and College position statements.
18 December 2020
In his final blog of 2020, Russell reflects on a challenging year as well as current growing concerns of children and young people with eating disorders. He also congratulates Camilla Kingdon and Steve Turner on their election as President and Registrar - and invites you all to join our free online ...
20 November 2020
Russell acknowledges the incredible achievements by our colleagues and partners in life sciences and highlights a difficult road ahead - with the very real risk that this pandemic could scar and hold back a whole generation.
6 November 2020
Russell reflects on the importance of looking after ourselves and each other this winter. He highlights our position statement and meetings with senior NHS leaders on new surge guidance, along with our new and continually updated guidance on COVID-19. And, he thanks members and states next steps tow...
9 October 2020
Russell's term as President finishes next spring, as does that of our Registrar, and so the College is looking for clinicians who can bring their passions and priorities to these roles. And, we continue our calls to protect and restore children's health services this winter with a new statement, plu...
25 September 2020
As we enter a new phase of the pandemic, Russell reflects on what we have achieved together so far. Looking at newly released guidance, reports and webinars he also explores the RCPCH conference online and the sizeable collection of resources being made available through this - free to all our membe...
11 September 2020
Russell thanks members, volunteers and staff for all the achievements over the past six months, reflecting on the many phenomenal impacts these have made. He announces the launch of the new #ChoosePaediatrics campaign and what's to come from the clinical and staff advisory group, and also explores e...
28 August 2020
Russell explores workforce retention and announces future plans at RCPCH, including our first Officer for Retention, an upcoming live Q&A on retaining the workforce and announces applications for the roles of President and Registrar.
14 August 2020
As we approach mid-August, Russell's address to members looks at the reopening of schools and our guidance on shielding. He also invites members to join the upcoming Q&A on our equality, diversity and inclusion action plan.
3 August 2020
Russell has heard from many members with concerns for at-risk and vulnerable children in this period, and we're now seeking your insights. He also welcomes the UK government's recent announcement about obesity and junk food advertising, but we need to understand how people's lives are and see the de...