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.
In March 2021, 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 reported 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.
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Our current priorities

We're working to deliver the outstanding actions outlined in 'Working for change', and we update on our biggest projects, such as a reciprocal mentoring pilot, removing barriers to volunteering and investigating differential attainment.


Members' voices

From the joy of finding people with a common purpose to the recognition that there's still a long way to go... Segn Nedd, Nadia Audhali and Mike Farquhar from the EDI member reference group share their experiences on our podcast.

Our progress - from Milestones member magazine in summer 2022

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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.

Blogs and updates on EDI

Media response

RCPCH responds to £50M investment in health inequalities research

The National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) will enable 13 local authorities to set up Health Determinants Research Collaborations (HDRCs) with the aim of tackling health inequalities in local areas and improve health outcomes across the country.