We're monitoring this public health challenge of COVID-19 - and the risks and impacts on our members and the wider child health workforce, and on children and young people. We have guidance on paediatric services, staffing and rotas, education and training and for parents. We're producing summaries ...
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...
This page is dedicated to displaying results as we gather data from Trust and Health Board Organisations across the UK to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child health services.
27 April 2020
Access to and supply of personal protective equipment remains a significant issue. Last week the Government appointed Lord Deighton to oversee efforts to improve the supply of PPE.
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 page explains how to submit data for our new data capturing tool on the impact of COVID-19 on child health services. Our Workforce team is sending login details to Clinical leads and directors at each NHS Trust / Health Board in the UK.
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...
30 March 2020
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges issued a statement on 27 March 2020 to support doctors who are working outside their normal scope of professional practice. This statement signposts to various guidance on the arrangements and processes of the redeployment of staff.
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.
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.