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Online clinical resources

There is an overwhelming wealth of online resources for the trainee paediatrician.  Below is a selection.  Any suggestions are welcome – please email  medicine@nes.scot.nhs.uk including a link to the online resource and it can be added to this page

Resources in Scotland


Paediatric Toolkit

NHS Lananarkshire Medical Education directorate has some procedural videos free to all.

General resources

Engaging children and young people | RCPCH

RCPCH Patient Safety Portal – One-stop shop for all things related to paediatric patient safety


Compass gives you access to quality assured courses to support your professional development and clinical practice. Compass offers a range of eLearning, recordings of educational webinars and resources for face-to-face courses.

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 elh Developed by NHS England, has a wealth of online courses.  Particularly useful is the Safeguarding Children and Young People (SGC) Modules, which satisfy the curriculum on safeguarding. Go to site
 Spotting the Sick Kid  


An interactive tool commissioned by the Department of Health and Health Education England to support health professionals in the assessment of the acutely sick child.

 Don't Forget the Bubbles  Contributed by a number of paediatricians across the UK and Internationally.  Many resources, included online courses, which cater for emergency medicine as well as general paediatrics.  https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/
 BMJ Learning

A wealth of free resources

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 Sub-specialty resources

Alder Hey The Alder Hey Global Paediatric Lecture Series aims to improve paediatric education for the benefit of children and young people across the globe.  The programme consists of a virtual series of weekly lectures delivered by world class experts working in a variety of specialties at Alder Hey. Go to site
BPNA The BPNA paediatric neurology Distance Learning course complements clinical training.  It covers the whole of paediatric neurology, through twelve units - one for each topic.  It has been developed for clinicians specialising in paediatric neurology and/or paediatrics. Go to site

Integrated Care Systems

Integrated Care Systems (ICS) now have the statutory power and responsibility for planning and commissioning care for children and young people. It is vital that we understand this new framework so that we can make sure that children and young people get the care they need. The King’s fund provides a good summary of what ICS are: Integrated care systems explained | The King's Fund (kingsfund.org.uk). The RCPCH has produced resource to help make sure the children and young people are engaged in development of your ICS: Children and young people's engagement in your Integrated Care System (ICS) | RCPCH. This learning package will help you to understand how you can champion CYP engagement where you are, and we encourage you to explore what is happening locally to ensure that the voice of children and young people is being heard in service development. This learning can be linked to Domain 1 & 2 of the Progress curriculum. 

The RCPCH is also developing a new package of training and resources on paediatric patient safety. You can help us to provide you with the best resource we can by giving your feedback in a 5 minute, 6 question survey via this link https://forms.office.com/r/74nEBCAbZT

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This page was last updated on: 13.09.2023 at 09.38