Paediatrician of the Future: Delivering really good training

Healthcare is changing and the paediatric training programme needs to adapt in order to prepare doctors for this. Published in October 2020, this is a guide to the RCPCH principles for postgraduate paediatric training and how to apply them within local training programmes.

The new principles for paediatric training presented within this document, which you can download below, in conjunction with the new training programme structure and guidance being introduced fully by 2023, build on RCPCH Progress to become RCPCH Progress+.

This document is designed as a resource guide, with ideas, illustrations and case studies drawn from examples of current practice across the UK. Some may be straightforward to implement locally; suggestions are given of how to best work within current constraints and maximise the opportunities for every trainee to access the training they want and need. Some may be more aspirational, but are designed to be useful prompts for those responsible for designing training, as they consider where and how changes to the training programmes should be targeted in future.

The guide has four sections:

  1. Background on the RCPCH philosophy which underpins the approach to programme and curriculum design
  2. Describes the 11 RCPCH Training Principles
  3. Describes how these principles can be applied in existing training settings taking a whole population approach
  4. Outlines how Schools can further develop their application of these principles to provide really excellent training