The BPSU is committed to ensuring that patient and public involvement (PPI) is embedded in its work in every way possible. The unit works with investigators to encourage and support public and patient involvement in their research. The information provided here is designed to support, not replac...
The Diploma of Child Health (DCH) Clinical exam assesses whether candidates have reached the standard in clinical skills expected of a newly appointed General Practitioner (GP) who has completed a short period of training in paediatrics. It is one of two exams for the Diploma of Child Health, and is...
MRCPCH Clinical is the final element of the MRCPCH (membership exam). It assesses whether candidates have reached the standard in clinical skills expected of a newly appointed Specialty Trainee 4 (ST4). It is held in hospital sites across the UK and in a number of countries overseas. This page gi...
We asked healthcare professionals, researchers and patient public involvement leads how they use the Charter in their work settings. Here we bring together case studies on how the Charter has been used to raise awareness of the importance of child health research.
All children's health professionals are invited to join our group. You'll get regular email updates increasing patient engagement and voice in your work.
15 March 2018
We met with children and young people at community groups, schools and hospitals across the UK. They told us, "they are lifesavers" and that the NHS "helps people when they need it most". They also advised that "NHS staff have someone to look after them too". Take a look and share our 90-second vide...
17 January 2018
Child health is suffering at the hands of a disjointed approach from central Government is the warning from the RCPCH as it publishes its “State of Child Health: One year on” scorecard today. The scorecards for England, Scotland and Wales describe progress against the series of recommendations made ...
The Charter aims to support children, young people, families and health professionals to talk about child health research and guide discussions to ensure everyone is clear on what is happening, when and why child health research is important.
If you are taking the Diploma of Child Health (DCH) Clinical in the UK or another country, find out when and how to apply, how places are allocated and what to expect after you submit your application.
The DCH recognises competence in the care of children in trainees in specialties allied to paediatrics.