Workforce information and planning

We play a key role in workforce planning to ensure there is an appropriately trained paediatric medical workforce to deliver safe and sustainable services for children in the UK - in the present and in the future.

Our Census of the UK paediatric workforce

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As demand on the paediatric workforce continues to increase, change is urgently needed.

Our Workforce Census delivers a unique overview of consultant and SAS doctor work-life, providing the basis for three key recommendations: develop a bespoke, nation-based workforce strategy; support new ways of working and wellbeing; and place equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of planning.

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We have collated paediatric workforce information in the UK to help support members and other stakeholders - including interactive maps and a detailed list of official resources.
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Our varied reports on the paediatric workforce in the UK are based on data we have collected via the census, service audits and other research projects.

Latest news and blogs about workforce


A grief we don’t speak of

Dr Jess Morgan reflects on dealing with bereavement as a paediatrician and how best to cope with the emotional impact. "With burnout and mental illness in medicine at an all-time high, we need to act now to amplify the conversation around compassion."