Paediatrics 2040

We are working with paediatricians to develop a credible vision for the future of paediatrics. This ambitious programme of work will help to deliver our vision of a healthier future for children and young people across the UK.

Reimagining the future of paediatric care post-COVID-19

Data | Innovation | Models of care | Working lives

Over the last few months, we've seen unprecedented change in paediatric services as a result of COVID-19.

In our new report - the first of a series of publications from the Paediatrics 2040 team - we summarise our learning from this period of rapid change, focusing on the elements of new practice that we want to keep and take forwards into the future.

We will develop an understanding of the future burden of need for paediatric services by forecasting burden of disease and healthcare activity trends.
We will develop an understanding of how innovation and technology will impact the delivery of paediatric services in the future.
Models of care
We will develop scenarios for future models of care that ensure the health needs of children and young people are properly served across the UK.
Working lives
We will develop a vision of future workforce requirements and training to ensure we provide the best possible services for children and young people.
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Over 100 College members - from medical students to retired paediatricians - are engaged in this project, each bringing unique experience.
In order to continue to develop our vision for the future, we are hoping to hear from as many of our UK members as possible.

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Shaping our future working lives: what you told us

In February 2020, we asked members to join us in a survey about the future of paediatrics in the UK to inform our Paediatrics 2040 project. Here, Dr Judith van der Voort, Chair of the project’s working lives group, discusses some of the themes that were shared.