RCPCH &Us Engagement Collaborative: New Resources

Latest resources shared across the RCPCH &Us Engagement Collaborative network on children and young people's voice.

By meganpeng · February 21, 2022

World Health Organisation Guidance on Telehealth Consultations

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published new guidance on conducting telehealth consultations with children and young people. The guidance is designed to be used by a wide range of healthcare providers such as doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and community health workers who have been formally trained and are registered with a relevant organisation to provide health care to infants, children and adolescents in various settings (e.g. community, primary care, hospitals).

The guidance is intended to be relevant both in countries where teleconsultation is already used and in countries in which teleconsultation systems are being strengthened. Download the document and find out more at: How to plan and conduct telehealth consultations with children and adolescents and their families.

Association for Young People’s Health Paper on Health Inequalities

The Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) have published a new briefing paper ‘Clarifying what we mean by young people’s health inequalities’. The paper provides a definition for health inequalities that is specific to young people and a conceptual framework to help organisations and healthcare professionals identify causes and key “levers” that influence health outcomes.

AYPH know that adolescence is a defining period for young people’s health, when inequalities between individuals and groups can become established and embedded, yet there is not enough focus within research, policy and practice on young people’s experiences of health inequalities. In highlighting the levers through which the “social determinants” of health are translated into divergent health outcomes, AYPH hope to highlight opportunities for guidance and resources to improve young people’s health.

You can download the report in full and an accompanying blog post which summarises the main themes from the briefing paper here.


Watch a recent recording from the London School of Paediatrics virtual event introducing the work of RCPCH &Us below:

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RCPCH &Us also publish a newsletter specifically created for children and young people aged 13 – 25 years and parent/carers. If you are a child, young person or family member, you can subscribe to the RCPCH &Us newsletter to hear about news, upcoming events and how to get involved with our children and young people’s team here.