This edition of your membership magazine sees the launch of the Paediatrics 2040 project, the handover of the College presidency and a feature on understanding how mental health is core to paediatrics.
We respond to consultations so that we can influence and advocate for improvements in child health in all four UK nations. We work with members and children and young people to ensure our responses are accurate and in line with the latest evidence.
In May 2019 we responded to the Scottish Government consultation, Improving Disability Assistance in Scotland. RCPCH is generally supportive of the proposal and recommends that application for Disability Assistance should be a straightforward process for parents/carers/paediatricians with rigorous a...
In May 2019 we responded to the NHS Confederation consultation "Defining the Role of Integrated Care Systems in Workforce Development". We welcome the role of Integrated Care Systems but raise concerns on the devolution of workforce planning and the finance-driven approach.
We submitted written evidence to the Lord Darzi Review in 2018 laying out our vision for the health and care system in 2030 that is built around a properly invested interoperable information system that supports health professionals to drive innovation and quality improvement.
This committee regularly responds to consultations from government organisations and public bodies such as the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN).
In February 2021 we responded, with the Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, to a consultation from NHS England and Improvement on proposals to replace the 4-hour target for care in emergency departments.