Improving Child Health

The College is committed to improving the health of children everywhere by supporting members and policymakers to build on evidence-based practice.

Our current priorities are making the NHS a better place for children and young people, child mortality, public health and child protection.

We support these through programmes in research and surveilliance, clinical and service standards, quality improvement, clinical audit and policy. We involve children, young people and families in all of our work.

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Facing the Future Together for Child Health

These standards look at how to improve paediatric care and health outcomes for children and young people outside hospital

Find paediatric clinical guidelines

Search for RCPCH-published or -endorsed evidence-based guidelines that set standards for paediatric practice - by sub-...


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Paediatric Care Online

A new online decision support system for all healthcare professionals working with children in the UK

Meds IQ - Sharing QI resources for paediatric medicines safety

Website that brings together quality improvement tools and improvement projects to address medication errors

Research and surveillance

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Research opportunities

Find out about the latest child health research opportunities, grants and calls for topics

British Paediatric Surveillance Unit

Enabling doctors and researchers to find out how many children are affected by particular rare diseases