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 continue to look at the risks and impacts of COVID-19 on our members, the wider child health workforce and children and young people. Explore our guidance on paediatric services, staffing and rotas, education and training and for parents, as well as our summaries of the research and presenting cl...
29 March 2021
This is a message on clinical eligibility of children and young people for COVID-19 vaccines in phase 1 of the vaccination programme.
14 May 2021
This is a basic plus course that aims to upskill clinicians and allied health professionals in neonatal and paediatric ECG interpretation and relevant arrhythmia management.
Evaluating and recording a child’s growth has traditionally involved plotting measurements on paper growth charts which have been developed using complex data sets and statistics. To support the drive to digitise healthcare RCPCH has, for the first time ever, developed a Growth Charts API to accu...
5 July 2021
An online course that will help you develop an approach for early recognition of a wide range of neuromuscular disorders. This study day will take place via Zoom. Please note this course is not for paediatricians, it is for nurses, health visitors, physiotherapists, GPs and AHPs.
10 February 2021
Ranitidine products (Brand names including Zantac®) were voluntarily withdrawn by manufacturers in October 2019 due to the presence of low levels of an impurity called NDMA. The European Medicines Agency has since confirmed its recommendation to suspend all ranitidine medicines in the EU.
In early February 2021, we hosted a webinar to share information on the RCPCH Digital Growth Charts API (application programming interface). This will support the drive to digitise healthcare and provide accurately calculated centiles for height, weight, head circumference and BMI. Catch up by watch...
Surveillance of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is due to commence in March 2021. In conjunction with parallel reporting through the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Surveillance System, this study aims to establish incidence rates of ARFID presenting to secondary health care, refe...
14 December 2020
Experts from 13 national bodies, including seven Royal Colleges, have joined forces to launch new practical guidance to support doctors and other health professionals around valproate use in women and girls in their reproductive years.