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 ...
20 December 2018
The author Paul Theroux said, “Winter is a season of recovery and preparation” and yet the reverse is true in paediatrics. Our last few winters have been so bad that government talk of winter pressures funding seems to start as soon as the daffodils emerge in spring. But when did you last read about...
18 December 2018
Sessions that shine a light on the importance of staff welfare and dealing with job pressures have been added to next year's programme.
"What does the term, 'winter pressures' mean to you?" We put this question to children, young people and families. Here are some of their comments.
We asked members and colleagues in Emergency Departments about the challenges they face going into winter. Here are our core findings and full survey results.
We pledge to help our members be the voice for children in winter pressure plans across the whole system. Our recommendations and actions are based on our survey of members and their colleagues working in Emergency Departments (ED) that treat children across the UK.
We've surveyed our members and their colleagues working in Emergency Departments in the UK to find out the challenges they face going into winter and the solutions they've found helpful.
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.