RCPCH &Us is the voice of children, young people, parents and carers, created to actively seek and share their views to influence and shape policy and practice.
20 October 2020
As part of our Shape of training programme, we asked thousands of children and young people what knowledge, skills and attitude the paediatrician of the future needs. The top themes? Being respectful, kind and friendly, being listened to and understood, having good communication focused on age and n...
25 September 2020
We may not be able to come together as we’d like to for this year’s RCPCH Conference but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have access to sessions led by a range of specialty groups and experts in their field, as well as the extensive poster collection and insightful talks.
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.
Download these RCPCH &Us cards to pass on #StayHomeSaveLives birthday wishes to patients staying indoors, and thanks to children and young people who are helping the NHS by staying home. With huge thanks to Dr Sharmishtha Sivakumaran, a consultant community paediatrician, for this brilliant idea.
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!)
10 March 2020
A few years ago, I got the chance to speak with young carers about their experiences. Together, we created superhero characters to explain some of the many things that they do—and some other things they would like to do. As the RCPCH’s children and young people’s engagement manager, I get to meet wi...
Written in 1989, the UNCRC is a set of rules, or 'articles', defining how each child and young person can be kept safe from harm, have chances to develop, become an individual and thrive. It helps us keep children and young people at the heart of all we do, through our RCPCH &Us network. We exp...
... and that you continue to #ChoosePaediatrics! We've been speaking with children and young people across the country - they have some messages for you.
Thousands of children and young people have been sharing with us their ideas, hopes and wishes for “the best doctor possible”. Here's a summary of what they had to say!
Young people from Central Bedfordshire Youth Voice worked with the RCPCH &Us team to explore Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) health experiences. Inspired by the NHS Rainbow Badge Initiative, the group contributed their views, ideas and recommendations for creating LGBT+ aware and acce...