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...
30 April 2020
"At such a busy and challenging time for all of us, I wanted to take a brief moment to pause and reflect on what COVID-19 means for us as a paediatric community in Wales, and what I as RCPCH Officer for Wales can do to support you all through this period." David Tuthill explains more to our members ...
24 April 2020
Russell's weekly blog to members looks at how we protect and plan delivery of crucial paediatric services - including immunisations and for vulnerable children - in the context of an extended pandemic.
15 April 2020
RCPCH is launching a new data collection and reporting tool to track the impact of COVID-19 on child health services. Dr Jay and Professor Bishop explain why it is so important to capture changes to services during this period.
This is a data collection and reporting tool to support child health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask representatives, such as the paediatric clinical lead, to respond on behalf of their Trust or Health Board on a weekly basis. Questions relate to service capacity, staffing, PPE, testin...
Delayed access to care for children during COVID-19: our role as paediatricians - position statement
Evidence is emerging that children and families are not accessing medical advice and review as soon as is needed. In this position statement, published 3 April 2020, we outline our role as paediatricians to help ensure children get the right care at the right time and right place.
This is guidance to help individuals who are planning paediatric and neonatal staffing, rotas and services. We are aware that different services and regions will have varying requirements, and as the situation evolves services may need to adapt. This guidance will be updated with further iterations.
This guidance has been prepared to provide health professionals working in paediatrics and child health with advice around the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. Guidance on this page is applicable to all paediatricians, with advice signposted information for settings specific guidance (community, neonat...
11 March 2020
Staff shortages are among the most high-profile issues facing the NHS today—a scarcity that is felt within the paediatrics workforce.
8 March 2020
There are many reasons why a child or young person might need to be looked after by the state, including abuse and neglect, family dysfunction, and a family in acute stress—all social disadvantages that arise more often in economically challenging times.