RCPCH – ‘Radical package of reforms to tackle troubles in children’s hospital care’

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is today publishing a bold blueprint for children’s hospital care to improve the health outcomes of children and young people in the UK. 

The report, `Facing the Future`, outlines how under-investment and an increase in demand for children’s hospital services have created huge pressure across paediatric care, resulting in many NHS services operating with dangerously low levels of staff and trainee doctors left to manage wards due to a shortage in senior level consultants posts. The RCPCH is warning that regardless of the outcome of the current Health Bill, an extensive ‘re-design’ of children’s health care is now necessary to safe-guard positive health outcomes for children.

Press release