Wellbeing for health professionals
Doctors face the extremes of human emotion day after day, while staffing issues and rota gaps mean they are under intense pressure. To manage their workload and personal lives, doctors must learn to look after themselves, too. We offer some practical advice and real life experiences to help support ...
30 November 2018
RCPCH President says paediatricians are finding it hard to find the time to learn and develop their skills and are experiencing high levels of stress and exhaustion - "it cannot be right."
16 November 2018
Raj Kainth explains why he started working less than full time to spend more time with his family, and how it has made him a better doctor.
13 November 2018
How can storytelling skills help in a clinical setting? Serena Haywood, a neurodevelopmental consultant in London, talks about how her two jobs complement each other, and the importance of resilience.
08 February 2019
This is an exciting time to be involved in paediatric education - with the new curriculum, RCPCH Progress launched on 1 August. Acknowledging the increasing pressures on junior doctors, we will explore the role that College Tutors play in supporting their health and wellbeing.
1 November 2018
The threat of major incidents has increased anxiety among young people and emergency care health professionals. In this blog, we discuss the impact of major incidents on mental health and outline how health professionals can make sure they are prepared.
23 October 2018
Dr Bov Jani, Consultant Paediatrician and RCPCH Officer for Professional Development, talks about the latest initiatives to improve the wellbeing of doctors and the factors impacting on the success of these.
NHS England is working on a Long Term Plan for the future of the NHS and RCPCH are developing our recommendations for inclusion within the plan.
3 September 2018
In the age of contract negotiations and rota gaps, it is easy to forget that clinical practice can be a stressful experience in itself... Two trainee paediatricians, Nick Schindler and Laura Pountney, introduce a method that supports clinicians in exploring complex interactions with their patients. ...
These websites provide paediatricians with direct links to health, wellbeing and other referral sites for doctors in need.