Research activities

We aim to improve child health outcomes by promoting high quality research, supporting the development of paediatric researchers and contributing directly to the evidence base. Let's share our expertise, collaborate with others and promote the evidence to drive forward improvements in child health.
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Provides guiding principles for working with and involving infants, children and young people (ICYP) in research.
We work collaboratively with organisations and multidisciplinary teams to improve health services for children in the UK.
Our database has details of current opportunities from leading local, national and international organisations.

Five years after our original 2012 Turning the Tide: Harnessing the power of child health research, we released a report focusing on developments to the UK research landscape and areas where more work needs to be done.

RCPCH Progress - spotlight on research

One domain in our new paediatric training curriculum is on research and scholarship, and how trainees should demonstrate an evidence-based approach to their practice. In this video, Dr Rod Mitchell explains the importance of research and shares a key tip...

We evaluated urgent and emergency care services in order to provide system-wide learning for commissioners and providers, and so improve care for children and young people.
In our Child Health Reviews UK programme, we systematically examined mortality and morbidity in children and young people; a themed review looked at epilepsy.
Two years after its launch, we looked at how health professionals and families use the passport, so we can see what has been successful and what needs improvement.

More resources and reports about research


BPSU - 30th anniversary report (2016)

For over 30 years the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit has been facilitating research into childhood rare diseases and disorders. To mark this milestone and to celebrate the Unit's ongoing impact we published our 30 year anniversary report.