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Leading the way in children’s health

We want more healthy children. So we make sure that our members get the knowledge and expertise they need, and we involve children, young people and families in all that we do.
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Around 10,000 children and young people a year in the UK come into contact with secure settings. Our recently refreshed standards help ensure they receive the care they need for better health outcomes..
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We're launching a careers campaign to inspire others to this specialty. Your feedback can help us identify the right issues and opportunities.
Published this month, the Plan focuses on the challenges specific to the health service workforce. And it identifies actions to help support people working in the NHS in England.

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Supporting SAS doctors - our new report

Specialty, Associate Specialist and Staff Grade (SAS) doctors are a key part of the paediatric workforce, but are often undervalued and are reducing in number. SAS doctors are senior clinicians with at least four years training in paediatrics, are not a consultant and are not currently in specialty ...

Workforce census: focus on SAS doctors

Our latest report using RCPCH workforce census data looks at a key section of the paediatric workforce: Specialty, Associate Specialist and Staff Grade doctors (SAS doctors) working in child health.

We make recommendations on planning the child health workforce at a national and local level, and both recruiting and retaining people.


Upcoming courses and events


Effective Educational Supervision

03 April 2020


This one-day course meets the General Medical Council’s requirements for educational supervisors. It explores the fundamentals of educational supervision and provides essential updates on the RCPCH Progress Curriculum and RCPCH assessments.