16 October 2020
Our standards, produced with the Child Protection Special Interest Group, provide a benchmark for consistency in commissioning and service design.
9 October 2020
We publish our statement on the need to restore and protect child and paediatric health services this winter.
Our online event on 6 October 2020 began with talks about the current landscape of Physician Associates (PAs) in the UK and the future of the multidisciplinary child health workforce. PAs presented on their quality improvement projects, and in the afternoon we ran interactive workshop. Here we prese...
25 September 2020
Two new reports have been released outlining the findings of a snapshot survey of the UK's general paediatric and neonatal services and workforce in September 2019. The reports provide a pre-COVID benchmark and give recommendations to government, service planners and other decision makers about how ...
The current study was conducted on a weekday and weekend day in September 2019, and surveyed 191 neonatal services. Results from this snapshot were reported back to neonatal services in January 2020 through individual benchmarking reports produced by the GIRFT team. This report summarises the findin...
This study about general paediatric services and workforce was conducted in September 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The results reveal a stretched general paediatric service, with a great deal of variation in services across the UK. This report serves as a useful benchmark and as a prompt to...
Winter pressures in emergency departments are familiar. The prospect of delivering emergency care through a winter season during the COVID-19 pandemic presents an extra challenge. We outline a range of good practice ideas that may help and support members tackling these issues this winter.
1 August 2020
We look ahead to plans for digital growth charts, which will be available to parents and carers in 2021.
30 July 2020
Our President, Professor Russell Viner, responds to the publication of the NHS People Plan 2020/21.
29 July 2020
Health visitors fear the needs of vulnerable children have been missed due to staff redeployment to support the COVID-19 workforce, according to a new UCL survey.