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 about workforce

President's blog

Practical advice and budget response - President's blog

Camilla shares some thoughts on challenging times plus resources to support members questions on industrial action. She also celebrates the release of the NNAP annual report and talented Welsh medical students giving stellar presentations.
President's blog

Sustainable staffing and climate challenges - President's blogs

In the run up to COP27, Camilla reflects on the challenges to child health brought by climate change. She also highlights the 'Thrive Paediatrics' programme, as it moves forward with two Clinical Fellows posts open for recruitment.
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College Strategy 2021-24: one year on - an interview with our President

Last year we launched our College Strategy 2021-24 which sets out our priorities to improve health outcomes for children and young people and support current and prospective members. We now pause for a measured look at our strategy and the work we have done against each strategic aim.