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HEE Review of the ARCP process

Health Education England (HEE) are reviewing how the ARCP process can best be utilised to ensure that safety and revalidation requirements are met whilst providing a process that meets trainees needs. The review will consider how trainees are asked to prepare for ARCP, the evidence required for submission, the operation of the panel itself, how… [Read More]

Child safeguarding training in London-Your views are needed!

The London School of Paediatrics Trainee Committee are mapping the child safeguarding courses and training opportunities that are currently available across the sectors for trainees of all levels. In order to do this, we would be grateful if you could take a few moments to fill in this brief survey: The results will be used to… [Read More]

Autumn 2017 Paediatric Research Evening: Thursday 12th October

The annual series of Pan-London Paediatric Research Evenings will begin on Thursday 12th October at 6pm at the UCL GOS Institute of Child Health – please email us (via if you would like to present at this event or later in the year.   These pan-London events are open to all trainees, as well as… [Read More]

Ace the Clinical MRCPCH course 11th September

Ace the Clinical is a free evening course run by senior examiners and trainees to guide you through the clinical examination and explain what is expected of you on the day. The course provides helpful hints and tips about how to approach the different stations; from history taking and examination to tackling the development assessment.  The next… [Read More]

Recruitment Open For The Paediatric Families Project

London School of Paediatrics Families 2017-2018 Are you interested in informally mentoring new ST1s, supporting juniors and meeting new people? If so join our Paediatric Family! Over the past year we have initiated the London School of Paediatrics Families Project- mirroring the medical school scheme that many of you may have participated in. Following feedback from… [Read More]

GRID applications for 2018

At Level 3 of training trainees have the opportunity to sub-specialise in a specific area of paediatrics through the NTN Grid. To be eligible you must fulfil the following essential criteria: You must have completed level 2 training by the time of starting the grid programme in the September following application If you have completed… [Read More]

Transition to Consultant – Book your Place!

Are you worried about the making the step to consultant? Then this free 2-day course and shadowing scheme is for you. Dates: Day 1 – 13th December 2017 and Day 2 22nd February 2018 Topics covered include: What to expect from the consultant interview The structure of the NHS How to develop a service Complaints… [Read More]

major incidents, supporting ourselves & training opportunities

So many of you have been talking about the terrible major incidents of recent weeks. There have been countless acts of generosity, kindness and self sacrifice. The stresses of working in this way can be significant and we all need to think about how to support ourselves. Some of you have attended the School’s child… [Read More]

NCEL Blog 11th July

A fabulous turn out to this month’s meeting- all but one trust represented at today’s meeting! Here is a summary of the key messages. Academic Subcommittee update: ACL appointed last month for 2017/18. ACF application deadline in end of Oct/ early Nov for ST1-4; interviews will be in December. You can apply if you are… [Read More]

ACE THE AKP – Thursday August 10th

Ace The Written – Pass the MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice. Thursday 10th of August at 6.30pm Events Centre, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square Come one, come all. For newbies and veterans of the AKP.  The evening will cover a range of topics and will focus on exam hints and tips, question anwsering strategies and… [Read More]

August Paediatric Return to Clinical Practice Course

Places left for the last for the summer’s PRACP course.  If you have been on a career break, maternity leave, OOPE or OOPR and want to refresh your skills in clinical practice, have some mentoring or experience some high fidelity simulation, please come to the PRACP course.  

START Assessment Preparation Course

Feeling stressed about START? – help is here! The highly popular START assessment preparation course is back in October 2017! This evening course is delivered by START assessors and trainees who have recently done START. 2nd October 2017 – 1800 Stewart Room, First Floor, Events Centre Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DN Topics… [Read More]