•   Full body relaxation exercise   Most people have times when they find it hard to relax. Often when we think we are relaxed, there is still tension in some of our body muscles. When you are not relaxed it is more difficult to appreciate pleasant and enjoyable feelings. The aim of this exercise is to teach you how to deeply relax your entire body by showing the differences between tension and relaxation of the muscles. Make sure you are in a warm, fairly quiet room, were you know you will not be interrupted. Lie on the floor, with your [...]
  • The college updated its guidance on the COVID19 outbreak on the 20th March 2020.   The latest guidance can be found here: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-guidance-paediatric-services
  • As we strive to respond to the difficult and evolving challenges facing us, the LSP trainees committee are working hard to support our trainees and trainers wherever possible. We have therefore set up a virtual meeting space to allow our paediatric family to provide peer support to those at work and at home, while allowing for non-COVID related human contact. These virtual meetings will take place daily at 8pm, for about 40 minutes. Please feel free to join if you can To join the meetings, please use this link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/914686456   If you have any feedback about these meetings, or [...]
  • Dear Doctors in Training We are very aware of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it is presenting to the NHS.  Many trusts are already in major incident mode and we are working jointly across London through an incident team with employers to ensure HEE is best able to support trainees in a consistent way in these current challenging circumstances. We are writing now to give you an update on the key areas where we know you will have concerns.   Please be assured that everyone is working together to support you through the current pressures and the position [...]
  • Dear OOP applicants and OOP holders, Firstly I hope you and your families are well – these are difficult times, with lots of real problems, and lots of worries too. There have been several emails coming from trainees, supervisors and others that relate to OOP during the Covid year. I’ll try to address a few of these. As with many other things, its a fast moving situation and what is said this week may be different next week. Still, explaining where we are now, simple steps forward and the logic behind it all seems much better than no information at [...]
  • BE KIND, BE POSITIVE & SMILE 😊 Let’s be more mindful of the wellbeing of healthcare workers during #COVID19. Try and keep spirits up, spark some smiles and boost morale at work 😊 Please circulate and see what you can do at your trusts!!! 👍🏽 LSP Positivity Team                                                                                                         [...]
  • Training in the context of COVID-19 Dear Team In these unprecedented and uncertain times I thought I would write to you as College Tutor to offer a bit of reassurance with regards to your training and the impact of the covid-19 scenario. Obviously there will be an impact on exams, START assessments, training courses etc but I can tell you that there is considerable thought going on behind the scenes at the LSP and RCPCH to find work arounds that make sure you won’t be disadvantaged by the inevitable delays in these events and I am sure you will hear [...]
  • The RCPCH president has released an update on how the college is responding to COVID-19. It can be seen here: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/news/covid-19-latest-president-13-march-2020  
  • Dear Paediatric Trainees I am writing to you at the start of some very interesting and different times for the NHS, the country and the world as a whole. I’ve certainly never seen anything like it in my lifetime, and I suspect the nearest you get to a rapid global refocussing like this is before a war. In these times, much changes, but its also important to stay rational, stay focussed on what we are trying to achieve, and to work together. There has been a lot of information coming out, some rapidly updated, with guidance and directives coming thick [...]

COVID Tea & Empathy & Self-Isolation Virtual Meet-Up - Daily at 8PM

To help those that are having to socially distance or self isolate, we have set up a virtual meeting space to maintain human contact and provide some peer-support.


To access the meeting, use this link:



The meetings are currently scheduled for 8pm each day and we are limited to 40 mins. If you are finding that this time slot is not working, or have any feedback or suggestions, please contact us at contact@londonpaediatrics.co.uk


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