Supporting the COVID-19 response - managing annual review of competency progression (ARCP) for paediatrics training
We offer guidance on how we would advise Educational Supervisors and ARCP panels to assess their trainees due for their annual reviews for 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
30 April 2020
A statement about media reports, citing RCPCH, on the transmission of COVID-19 by children.
29 April 2020
"You, the staff of the NHS, are its most precious resource." Dr Emma Coombe explains how the Trainees Committee is working to minimise and mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on child health services, your training and, crucially, your wellbeing.
28 April 2020
Have you ever had a comment that made you worry, or changed the way you practice? The RCPCH and University of Cambridge are recruiting participants for a research study to explore the ways in which paediatricians use Multi-source Feedback and the data that it gives them. This video explains how t...
This ethical framework is a modification of guidance developed for treatment decisions relating to adults. The principles relating to decisions for children in the setting of the pandemic are the same as those for adults. The framework emphasises that decisions should be ethically consistent and app...
As a consequence of the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the College has taken the extremely difficult but necessary decision to postpone all scheduled MRCPCH and DCH examination activity in the UK and internationally from now until the end of August 2020. This page provides information for exam ...
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented disruption to training and assessment in paediatrics in the UK. We know that trainees will understandably be anxious and have many questions. As the RCPCH, we have a predominantly advisory remit, but we feel acutely that we need to share our plans with ...
As always, we're supporting paediatric trainees in the UK. As we move into an unprecedented and extremely challenging period, we provide some guidance on how trainees can continue to gain valuable capabilities around the curriculum, and provide examples and practical tips.
23 March 2020
As a consequence of the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the College has taken the extremely difficult but necessary decision to postpone all scheduled MRCPCH and DCH examinations in the UK and internationally from now until the end of August 2020. This includes two upcoming theory exams, AKP on 1...
19 March 2020
"Life has changed, quite suddenly. Uncertainty feeds anxiety and I don’t think anybody can deny feeling overwhelmed at times by the COVID-19 pandemic." David reminds trainees that our priority as a College is to protect you, and notes that more detailed guidance is coming soon.