26 January 2018
The RCPCH recognises the substantial impact that decisions by the General Medical Council and the High Court have on medical professionals. This case is tragic for all involved, the child, the family, a nurse and a doctor. The case has also engendered anxiety, anger and bewilderment.
PCO UK is the essential decision support tool for any health professional who sees children at the point of care. Accessible on a website and as a mobile app, PCO UK is available anytime, anywhere. RCPCH membership includes access to PCO UK. We offer individual subscriptions to other health, lega...
5 December 2017
Doctors, and indeed all healthcare staff, are committed to delivering high quality, safe care and avoiding errors. But when errors do occur, as they will on occasion, it is crucial to reflect, understand why the mistake happened and do everything possible to prevent a similar occurrence again.
26 November 2017
Responding to the CQC’s Children and young people’s inpatient and day case survey, Dr Mike Linney, Children and Young People’s Lead at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said:
Care Quality Commission report warns the future quality of the health system is at risk as it struggles to cope with demand
10 October 2017
21 September 2017
The latest National Neonatal Audit Programme report (NNAP), published today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), shows improvements in care for preterm babies in England, Scotland and Wales, but also reveals variations in service delivery which means many babies are still no...
Child safety fears and long waiting times highlighted as Royal College calls for more doctors in the community
6 September 2017
A new report, published today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the British Association for Community Child Health (BACCH), highlights an alarming 25% shortfall in the number of community paediatricians.
Once we know how to communicate effectively, we need to recognise and respond to the deteriorating child in a timely way. This section outlines ways we can achieve this effectively, including tools to support recognition and learning.
How can we reduce preventable deaths and error in children's hospitals? We worked with 28 sites over two years on the S.A.F.E. programme to develop and trial quality improvement techniques. This resource supports child health professionals to use these principles at their sites. It can help improve ...
The National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) collects data from Paediatric Diabetes Units from across England and Wales and reports annually. Please see below for information about the data collection process and analysis, our privacy statement, how you can access NPDA data for research and summary...