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Updates from the College 

Tackling childhood cancer in developing countries

5 April 2018

One medical success story is increased cure rates for many childhood cancers - but this advance has only been in high income countries

Shortage of Ketamine (Ketalar®) 10mg injection and Isentress (raltegravir) suspension

27 March 2018

The Department of Health has alerted us that Pfizer, as the sole licensed supplier, is currently experiencing UK supply problems with Ketalar 10mg/mL

Looking after yourself – good practice for trainee paediatricians

7 March 2018

Developed by the RCPCH Trainees' Committee, this new guidance covers reflection, understaffed shifts and other key issues...

Meeting of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health with the General Medical Council

5 March 2018

A summary of the meeting held to discuss issues arising from the recent GMC appeal regarding Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba

RCPCH’s Children’s Research Fellowship Fund gets royal seal of approval

23 February 2018

RCPCH’s Patron, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, attends the formal launch of the RCPCH’s Children’s Research Fellowship Fund.

Due diligence update

29 January 2018

Our policy sets out robust safeguards for the acceptance of funding from Formula Milk Companies (FMCs), following a 2016 consultation with members.

RCPCH response to high court ruling on the case of Hadiza Bawa-Garba

26 January 2018

We recongise the substantial impact that decisions by the GMC and the High Court have on medical professionals. This case is tragic for all involved.

Jo Revill to take up role of RCPCH chief executive officer in June 2018

26 January 2018

Professor Judith Ellis MBE is to retire on 31 May 2018 after nearly four successful years at the RCPCH. She will be succeeded by Jo Revill.

Risks of valproate medicines in female patients

25 January 2018

RCPCH now offers additional resources to support girls and young women to understand the risks of taking sodium valproate during pregnancy.

Global child health: challenges and opportunities for change

17 January 2018

In the latest of a series of thought-pieces, Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta shares his thoughts on global child health.