We've now published the latest National Paediatric Diabetes Audit report - illustrated by Emilia Smith - on health checks and outcomes for children and young people with diabetes over the previous year.
Dr Melanie Ranaweera writes, "As paediatricians, I truly believe we are a cornerstone in advocating for a healthier, more equal, diverse and inclusive future for children and young people across the world".
On 23 June 1996, our Royal Charter was granted by the Queen. As we celebrate our 25th birthday, we look not only at our history, but also the future and the many ways the College is working to support our members and the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
With support from NIHR, we have run the Paediatric Involvement and Engagement in Research (PIER) award for the second year now to recognise multi-disciplinary teams that involve and engage children and young people in their research. Here, we speak with the winning team about their project.
One effect of COVID-19 has been the rise in remote consultations. This joint statement, developed in September 2020, outlines some of the issues that need to be considered when undertaking virtual consultations with young people.
Russell has heard from many members with concerns for at-risk and vulnerable children in this period, and we're now seeking your insights. He also welcomes the UK government's recent announcement about obesity and junk food advertising, but we need to understand how people's lives are and see the de...
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 ...
RCPCH &Us is working with young people to reflect on their experiences of COVID-19 and the lockdown.
This will help inform future planning for times of national crisis such as a natural disaster, another pandemic, terrorist incident or other cause of nationwide disruption.
RCPCH &Us have made fun things to do while you are staying home – a health diary to write or draw your questions or feelings between appointments, and an activity pack so you can help the NHS and entertained (plus get a certificate!)
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) “Yellow Card Scheme” is the UK system for collecting and monitoring information on suspected safety concerns or incidents involving side effects to medicines (also known as adverse drug reactions or ADRs) and medical devices.
Since 2014 the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit has held this annual event - young people living with rare disease and health professionals working in the field share their experiences. Our interns went along to find out more...