Equality and diversity
14 August 2020
As we approach mid-August, Russell's address to members looks at the reopening of schools and our guidance on shielding. He also invites members to join the upcoming Q&A on our equality, diversity and inclusion action plan.
24 July 2020
Jo has emailed members to introduce our new action plan for equality, diversity and inclusion, which begins with increasing representation in our voluntary roles.
24 July 2020
Ignoring acts of racism means we give a silent yet powerful message of what is acceptable, and replicable, behaviour, writes Dr Somi Idowu, an ST1 Paediatrics in London, and notes how we can truly celebrate diversity across the NHS.
We need to look at whether we as a College truly reflect the breadth and diversity of our membership. In 2019, we commissioned a report, with external input, on member representation in our voluntary roles. In our new action plan, published in July 2020, we outline how we are implementing these r...
23 July 2020
Kunal Babla, an ST8 in neonatal medicine in London, is proud to hold some voluntary roles in the College and inspire junior doctors in their career. But, he argues, we need to break the taboo and speak up about racism. He proposes suggestions for how we as a College can move forward.
22 June 2020
In this blog, Dr Nicola Jay, Officer for Workforce Planning and Health Services, reflects on the long road to recovery ahead, recognising that equality has to be at the core of our work going forward.
16 June 2020
A College statement welcoming the publication of stakeholder insights into the factors affecting the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, and what needs to happen now.
12 June 2020
It's week 16 in our new hyper-reality and it's again been a pretty complex period. In this week's address to members, Russell highlights new College statements on BAME inequalities, shielding and supporting LGBTQ+ children and young people, as well as our continued focus on restarting services.
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 ...
The RCPCH offers solidarity and stands by its members to continue to address the structural inequalities that affect Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues and children and young people from those communities.