Reset, Restore, Recover
We're monitoring this public health challenge of COVID-19 - and the risks and impacts on our members and the wider child health workforce, and on children and young people. We have guidance on paediatric services, staffing and rotas, education and training and for parents. We're producing summaries ...
5 June 2020
It's been a sobering week, and in this message to members, Russell affirms the College's solidarity with BAME colleagues, particularly at this time. He also reports from yesterday's Council and AGM meetings where we discussed COVID-19 and our principles for recovery, among other important subjects.
The purpose of this joint statement from RCPCH and Royal College of Nursing is to outline the principles and standards for local service providers and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to aid the development of recovery plans for Looked After Children (LAC), raising awareness of vulnerable childr...
26 May 2020
Prof Nick Bishop, VP for Science and Research, outlines some of the key developments in the College's Research & Quality Improvement Division, recognising ongoing work despite the disruptions to members' schedules. He also discusses research on the effects of COVID-19 on child health and wellbeing.
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.
22 May 2020
There are many unanswered questions about children and COVID-19, including when and how we reopen schools, but, argues Russell in this week's weekly address to members, we must go back to the science.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have an opportunity to reset how we plan and deliver healthcare for children and young people, to think about how we harness innovation and learning so that it can be shared and maintained and to use this as a basis to train and educate our paediatricians and...
Following the announcement on 10 May 2020 that schools and other educational settings may reopen at the earliest on 1 June, paediatricians may receive many queries from families to understand whether their child should return to school. We provide a summary of the current policy and other guidance i...
15 May 2020
How do we prepare for some type of return to normal of our services? In this week's blog for members, Russell looks at the 'three Rs' - how to reset, restore and recover child health services - and how we're working together to combine evidence, expertise and best practice to produce information for...
7 May 2020
As we move to the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we'll be looking at how we reset, restore and recover paediatric services, and considering what changes and innovations from the past weeks we can take into the future. Russell addresses members in this week's blog.