Call for trainees to submit abstracts for posters at the PMHA Annual Meeting

The Paediatric Mental Health Association invites trainees in Paediatrics, Psychiatry, General Practice, and Emergency Medicine to submit abstracts for our Annual Winter Meeting.

The meeting, taking place on the 23rd and 24th of January 2020, attracts speakers and delegates from a wide range of specialties to discuss the latest research and updates in Child Mental Health.

This year, for the first time, the meeting will feature a trainee-led poster session in which trainees can present their audits, research, or quality improvement projects related to child mental health. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work in the area of child mental health and to share best practice with interested professionals from around the country. There will also be an opportunity to give a five-minute oral presentation on Day Two of the meeting (Friday January 24th). 

To submit an abstract download and fill in the form below. Save a copy and return it as an attachment to ContactPMHA@gmail.com 

Send your abstracts to us by November 30th at the latest. Your abstract will be reviewed by members of the PMHA Executive Committee and you will be notified of acceptance by the 11th of December.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and to welcoming you to our meeting in January!

Please spread the word amongst your trainee colleagues!

Call for abstracts for the PMHA session of the RCPCH Annual Conference 2020

The involvement of the Paediatric Mental Health Association is vital in helping to attract a wide range of high-quality abstracts for presentation at the 2020 RCPCH Conference and exhibition.

All accepted abstracts will be considered for either oral or poster presentation and will also feature online, in the main conference programme and on the conference app.

The deadline to submit your abstract is Monday 21 October 2019.

Please click on the link below for further information https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/rcpch-conference-exhibition/abstracts

RCPCH Briefing on Brexit

The RCPCH President Professor Russell Viner recently wrote to all College members highlighting his concerns about the impact of Brexit on children and young people, and on our public life and institutions.

You can read his briefing by clicking on the link or the screenshot below:

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/key-topics/leaving-the-eu

The RCPCH invites members to get in contact about this:

“Should you feel there is information that will be a benefit for the College to monitor and consider, then please do be in touch. As always, we are keen that our response to these issues is driven by a thorough understanding of the issues affecting members in Trusts and Health Boards across the UK” 

Contact:
Melissa Ashe (Head of Policy)
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Melissa.Ashe@rcpch.ac.uk (+44 (0)20 7092 6095)

RCPCH Sub-specialty training (NTN grid) in Child Mental Health. 1 Level 3 Training Post available in East Anglia Deanery.

Paediatric Trainees at Level 2 with an interest in Child Mental Health should consider this!

Application process from 6th September 2019 to 23rd September 12:00 (BST )

For full details and application guidance, please go to RCPCH website using the link below:

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/sub-specialty-training-ntn-grid-application-guidance

Improvements made but more work to be done, says Britain’s largest evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services

11 July 2019

RCPCH President responds to latest National Maternity and Perinatal Audit and says whilst the expansion of perinatal mental health support is particularly welcome, support services are under immense pressure. He urges an immediate moratorium on any further cuts so “pregnant women and their children can access the treatment and support they deserve”.

The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) is a large evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services in Britain.
https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/news/improvements-but-more-to-be-done-evaluation-maternity-and-neonatal