Equality, diversity and inclusion

Our work in this area is a fundamentally important process for the College; that we hold a mirror up to ourselves, look at whether we truly reflect the breadth and diversity of our membership and put into place the actions that will answer these questions.

Our progress

Our work on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is not a finite project and the College is dedicated to working for change. In March 2022, one year on from the publication of our Working for change reports, we hold ourselves accountable and report against the actions that we committed to implement.

Meeting our EDI objectives: Working lives of paediatricians - 75% done | Health outcomes of CYP - 50% done | Volunteers and awards - 33% done | Our College - 75% done
Last March, with input from a wide range of members we published reports on four topics: working lives of paediatricians; health outcomes for children and young people; College volunteering and awards; and our College. One year later, we report on our progress.
Our members expect the College to show leadership in this area. Our oversight group ensures EDI is embedded across the College, and the member reference group feeds in valuable insight.
Our first work looked at member representation in our voluntary roles, and we outlined an action plan in summer 2020. One year later, we report on how far we'd come, and what we still had to do.

Blogs and updates on EDI

President's blog

Improving the working lives of paediatricians - President's blog

Feeling valued and a sense of belonging is critical to good workplace culture, which is why our EDI work is so important. Camilla reflects on the collaboration and energy of our working group, alongside a range of College activity.
Staff article

Proud to be a voice for change

As we publish our progress on 'Working for change', our reports on the College’s work in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), we hear from Carlota Navarro Esperse, our EDI Officer, about her experiences and successes on the programme.
Article

A rewarding career in paediatrics

In celebration of International Women's Day 2022, we reached out to Dr Ngozi Edi-Osagie, consultant paediatrician and RCPCH Officer for Genomics, to share her thoughts about working in paediatrics and neonatology research.
Person looking at computer and a tick mark

Diversity monitoring form

The College is committed to becoming a more inclusive organisation. It is vital that we collect data in order to measure the impact of our work in EDI.

Please do take five minutes to complete our form - you'll need to log in with your RCPCH number.