A general paediatrician is a doctor with the knowledge and skills to manage a wide range of health problems and concerns in children and young people. Find out more about general paediatrics.
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, education and training and for parents. We're producing summaries ...
This guidance outlines key principles for the clinical management of children admitted to hospital with suspected COVID-19. It is aimed at general paediatricians treating children during the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers medical management of paediatric patients, including advice on use of antiviral ...
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...
This page provides guidance on which paediatric patient groups should be advised to 'shield' during the COVID-19 outbreak, to protect those at very high risk of severe illness from coming into contact with the virus. It also provides frequently asked questions on how 'shielding' applies to children ...
Here we provide a summary of key current evidence regarding COVID-19 in children and young people.
COVID-19 - service evaluation and audit on the care needs of children admitted to hospital (England)
Run by NHS England, this aims to provide important up-to-date information on the clinical aspects of COVID-19 while also determining the care needs of children admitted to hospital with COVID-19. We encourage members working in England to submit data as needed. You can view regular data updates belo...
This guidance has been prepared to provide health professionals working in paediatrics and child health with advice around the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. Guidance on this page is applicable to all paediatricians, with advice signposted information for settings specific guidance (community, neonat...
13 March 2020
Russell updates members on how the College is responding to COVID-19. In this message, which has been emailed to all members, he outlines the College's actions towards COVID-19 and highlights advice and guidance for our members.
19 February 2020
Russell has been speaking with quite a few members about COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. In this message, which has been emailed to all members, he outlines what we know and how the situation is affecting the RCPCH.
Academy of Medical Sciences - Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers
Starter grants for Clinical Lecturers. Provides support to early-career research-active clinical scientists who are at key career transition points, to gather data to strengthen their bids for longer-term fellowships and funding.