Wellbeing for health professionals
15 January 2021
Dr Hannah Jacob, Chair of the Trainees Committee offers advice, tips and tools to help address some of the current worries voiced by members during these trying times.
13 January 2021
The Chief Medical Officers of the four UK nations, NHS England and NHS Improvement, General Medical Council and Academy of Medical Royal Colleges have written a further letter of thanks and support to all doctors during this pandemic. While noting the real hope that vaccinations offer, the letter ac...
21 December 2020
After a wonderful ST1 year at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, Dr Sian Vermeulen couldn’t help but write a short farewell poem to sum up her time there.
8 December 2020
As RCPCH Treasurer and Chair of the Membership Committee, Liz Marder reflects on the member survey and why your feedback matters more than ever during the pandemic.
As we've done every two years, we invited all members to complete our survey this autumn. Opportunities to consult with our membership have been different this year, of course, and so this survey has been an ever more important tool for us to seek your feedback on our work. So we've heard you and we...
This autumn we invited all members to complete our survey to find out your thoughts on our benefits and advocacy work, your working lives and wellbeing, as well as how we're doing on equality, diversity and inclusion. Find our key findings below, and scroll down to download the full report.
19 November 2020
As doctors, it is well recognised that we are strong, determined, resilient and able to deal with a variety of stressors in our professional fields. But what about when things go wrong? Dr Stacey Killick, an ST8 at Glan Clwyd Hospital offers her advice.
11 November 2020
This winter we meet the RCPCH Presidential candidates, DFTB introduce their project on increasing diversity of paediatric skin images and we hear about the Stepping Up programme, easing the transition to consultant roles. We also look at the winter ahead with COVID-19 and how to build and nurture te...
26 October 2020
For many of us, planning ahead is a way to manage stress and workload, and to ensure we have control over our future. But what happens when major events scupper those plans? Dr Eimear McCorry explores her fears that her pandemic strategy was interrupted, and how she found ways to embrace the positiv...
29 September 2020
Dr Christina Tran is a Trust Doctor working in ED and paediatrics at Derriford Hospital. Here she outlines the value of exercise in maintaining positive wellbeing and what steps you can take to incorporate it into your daily routine.