8 March 2021
Today, over 60% of our 19,000=plus members are women - and both male and female paediatricians take up flexible working and less than full time training. But gender equality is a work in progress, and we must never be complacent.
4 December 2020
Our Head of International Operations, Sebastian Taylor, shares how RCPCH Global has been supporting our partners abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic.
24 July 2020
Jo has emailed members to introduce our new action plan for equality, diversity and inclusion, which begins with increasing representation in our voluntary roles.
22 June 2020
We've been calling for all UK governments to have clear plans for getting children back to school, and speaking with key decision makers to ensure the voices of paediatricians, children and young people and families are heard. Here we give an update on activity in Scotland, Wales and Northern Irelan...
18 March 2020
The overall rates of smoking among UK adults and young people have declined in recent decades. Legislation around the consumption, sale and advertisement of cigarettes has become tighter, and wide-reaching public health campaigns have taken effect.
11 March 2020
Staff shortages are among the most high-profile issues facing the NHS today—a scarcity that is felt within the paediatrics workforce.
8 March 2020
There are many reasons why a child or young person might need to be looked after by the state, including abuse and neglect, family dysfunction, and a family in acute stress—all social disadvantages that arise more often in economically challenging times.
7 March 2020
A good start in life is critical for health—and this story begins before birth. The WHO states that monitoring maternal and child health during pregnancy is critical, and that smoking is one of the most important modifiable lifestyle choices during this period.
10 January 2020
The UK has environmental problems which are contributing to and exacerbated by climate change - a serious threat to future generations. Jo explains how the College is playing its role to speak up on behalf of young people.
5 December 2019
The pension tax legislation introduced in 2016 has had an unforeseen impact on senior clinicians and poses a risk to the health service - and to its patients. In this blog, Policy Officer Grace Brown describes the impact of the pension tax rules on paediatrics and calls for a sustainable and fair so...