The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is responsible for training and examining paediatricians in the UK. The College has over 12,000 members in the UK and abroad and sets standards for professional and postgraduate medical education.
In 1928 British paediatricians met at the first meeting of the British Paediatric Association (BPA). BPA members began to feel that paediatrics needed to have its own Royal College and the association received Royal College status in August 1996.
The RCPCH's main activities are:
- training postgraduate doctors in paediatrics and conducting membership exams
- monitoring the progress of trainees and studying their career intentions, modelling options for the future and influencing national and local workforce planning bodies
- providing an independent representative to sit on any NHS interview for a non-training doctor post in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
- producing guidelines for paediatric practice and a range of publications for RCPCH members, other health professionals and the public
Telephone: 020 7092 6000
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
5-11 Theobolds Road