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COVID-19, remote working and paediatric training: what can we learn?
  1. Hanna Lythgoe,
  2. Clare Pain,
  3. Gavin Cleary
  1. Paediatric Rheumatology, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gavin Cleary, Rheumatology, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool L14 5AB, UK; gavin.cleary{at}

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The COVID-19 emergency has been a challenging but innovative time for the National Health Service (NHS) and paediatrics. Enhancing patient care through use of digital technology was already recognised in the NHS long-term plan.1 Remote consultations, working and learning have rapidly accelerated and become established ways of working during the COVID-19 emergency. This rapid deployment must be used to help inform new models of care and training in paediatrics as outlined in a recent the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) project 2040 report.2 Here we consider some of the new remote working and learning opportunities available to trainees, how they can be used and we propose formal integration into …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.