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.
27 November 2020
The Epilepsy12 Youth Advocates have been selected as joint winners in the HQIP Audit Heroes Awards 2020 in the Volunteer of the Year Category, recognising their hard work to support improvements in epilepsy care.
This booklet takes you through the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the five articles that children and young people have told us are important to their healthcare. Recipes include; starter activities to break the ice; patient view finders for one-to-one work; and quality improvement act...
Every year, children and young people from RCPCH &Us review nominations and select a Voice Champion of the Year, recognising the winners commitment to working with RCPCH &Us to improve child health collaboratively with young people and adults.
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...
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.