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...
1,500* paediatricians sign open letter to Prime Minister urging Government to make reopening of schools a priority
17 June 2020
RCPCH publishes an open letter from members about the importance of a plan to reopen schools.
The purpose of this principle statement is to: 1. Clarify our position on the rights of LGBTQ+ people to eliminate discrimination and stigma 2. Understand the needs of LGBTQ+ children and young people 3. Support health professionals in their role of providing support to LGBTQ+ children and young ...
Download these RCPCH &Us cards to pass on #StayHomeSaveLives birthday wishes to patients staying indoors, and thanks to children and young people who are helping the NHS by staying home. With huge thanks to Dr Sharmishtha Sivakumaran, a consultant community paediatrician, for this brilliant idea.
Delayed access to care for children during COVID-19: our role as paediatricians - position statement
Evidence is emerging that children and families are not accessing medical advice and review as soon as is needed. In this position statement, published 3 April 2020, we outline our role as paediatricians to help ensure children get the right care at the right time and right place.
RCPCH &Us have made fun things to do while you are staying home – a health diary to write or draw your questions or feelings between appointments, and an activity pack so you can help the NHS and entertained (plus get a certificate!)
Poor outdoor air quality is a major issue in the UK. Air pollution is linked to a variety of health conditions and contributes to a large number of deaths every year. It is also linked to climate change, which itself poses wide-ranging threats to health and wellbeing.
These high quality leaflets provide information to parents and carers of children and young people who have had a first seizure that was not considered to be a ‘febrile convulsion’, as well as children and young people themselves.
... and that you continue to #ChoosePaediatrics! We've been speaking with children and young people across the country - they have some messages for you.
Thousands of children and young people have been sharing with us their ideas, hopes and wishes for “the best doctor possible”. Here's a summary of what they had to say!