We're monitoring this public health challenge of COVID-19 - and the risks and impacts on our members and the wider child health workforce, and on children and young people. We have guidance on paediatric services, staffing and rotas, trainee progression in the UK, plus resources for services globall...
1 April 2020
The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit has now started collecting data on neonatal complications of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the UK and Northern Ireland. This study is needed to understand the impact of Coronavirus infection in newborn babies and babies born to mothers with Coronavirus, s...
31 March 2020
HRH The Princess Royal has sent a letter to each of the charities, organisations and military affiliations she supports, including RCPCH, acknowledging the difficulties we face and thanking us for all we do.
30 March 2020
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges issued a statement on 27 March 2020 to support doctors who are working outside their normal scope of professional practice. This statement signposts to various guidance on the arrangements and processes of the redeployment of staff.
27 March 2020
"I know how hard you are working, and I see every day your commitment and dedication. Please know that we are here for you..." Russell writes to all members.
This guidance provides advice for paediatricians and health professionals on how to accurately collect and record data on patients with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 using existing surveillance and data collection sources.
Innovative Medicines Initiative - Development of therapeutics and diagnostics combatting coronavirus infections
IMI is looking for proposals that address either the development of treatments to rapidly respond to the current COVID-19 outbreak and/or future coronavirus outbreaks or the development of diagnostic tests to rapidly and reliably identify people infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and for use in clinical trials of new drugs. Preventative vaccines are not included as part of this proposal
The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Small Grants 2020
The aim of the small grants is to enable early career researchers and global health professionals in the field of tropical medicine or global health to undertake clinical or scientific research and/or fieldwork.
LifeArc - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Therapeutics: £10 Million Call for Rapid Deployment
LifeArc has made available an initial £10M for the identification of therapeutics that can be rapidly deployed to treat COVID-19. The aim is to run trials in patients during the current epidemic. It is anticipated that applications will be for funding to repurpose one or more drugs that are generic, already licensed, or are in late stage development for another indication.
25 March 2020
"Now more than ever, we can and must be prepared to purposefully bring out the best in ourselves and those around us at work." Clinical Lead and Consultant in PEM Dan Magnus acknowledges the anxiety and confusion we face, but sees inspiring examples of showing care and consideration. He offers key t...