From an Association to a Royal College

The History of the British Paediatric Association and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 1988-2016

Editors: Craft, Alan, Dodd, Keith (Eds.)

  • Examines the significant events that have shaped paediatric medicine and care over the last 25 years
  • Describes the controversy surrounding the formation of RCPCH from the BPA 
  • Provides a historical account of the RCPCH and its subsequent progress into a prestigious body for child health in the UK.
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This book describes the history of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) covering the period from 1988 to 2014, which includes the transition from the British Paediatric Association (BPA) to the formation of the now established RCPCH.

The book contains a collection of viewpoints from paediatricians who held officer posts with the association and College through this time. The authors offer insights and reflections to help the reader understand where the College is at the moment on a variety of core paediatric issues, and significantly where it has come from. The formation of the RCPCH from the BPA was very controversial, with some members resigning from the RCP. Since then, the College has come a long way and is now recognised as the definitive body to speak for children’s health in the UK and has forged relationships with many overseas countries. It has produced influential documents, and lobbied for advances in the practice of paediatrics. It has reported on standards for how children should be cared for in emergency and urgent care settings, launched policy to improve how children are looked after in the secure estate, and produced teaching and training materials for child protection among many other contributions to child health.

Finally, it will be of interest to other Colleges and professional bodies as well as to Members and Fellows of the College.

About the authors

PROFESSOR SIR ALAN WILLIAM CRAFT

Sir James Spence Professor of Child Health

Head of Child Health, within the School of Clinical Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Victoria Infirmary

National President - Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – 2003 - 2006

Chairman Academy of Medical Royal Colleges –

Keith Dodd Paediatrician Derbyshire Children's Hospital Honorary secretary of the BPA
Senior Members Representative RCPCH.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43581-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From an Association to a Royal College
Book Subtitle
The History of the British Paediatric Association and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 1988-2016
Editors
  • Alan Craft
  • Keith Dodd
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43582-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43582-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43581-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 226
Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 illustrations in colour
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