A recognised and respected authority on child health, the College is committed to working with our Members to respond to consultations on children and young people's health. These consultations will shape the way that children's healthcare is delivered in future.
A study by the University of Hertfordshire, published in the Public Health Nutrition journal, has claimed food and drink targeted at children by supermarkets is less healthy than products intended for adults.
Foods marketed at children were higher in fat, sugar and salt and lower in nutritional value, the analysis of more than 400 items of food and drink on sale in the UK’s leading supermarket chains found.
Pupils from the age of five upwards should be given lessons in riding a bike and negotiating traffic amid fears too many children are failing to take up the “essential life skill” on a daily basis, it is claimed.
In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, organisations including the AA, the Road Haulage Association, British Cycling and the UK Health Forum claim that cycling should have the same status in the physical education curriculum as swimming.
For those working in Child health who are motivated to improve the quality of healthcare of children and young people.
The RCPCH is launching an important new series of education courses on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. The series offers a range of training for all child health practitioners interested in encouraging quality improvement.
A study led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has found that up to 2,000 child deaths could be prevented every year in Britain, where more children die unnecessarily than in any other Western European country.
The UK has the worst record of 14 European countries for unnecessary deaths in children under 14, which is partly attributed to some British doctors not receiving any specialist paediatric training, as is the case in Sweden, which has the lowest child death rate.