Child Health

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

This section deals with standards of care for children, including:

  • clinical standards
  • research
  • paediatric service redesign
  • child protection
  • how we involve children, young people and families in our work
  • information for parents and carers

Hot Topics

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RCPCH Future

Proposals for a Foundation of Child Health, revised governance and trustee structure.

Policy updates

We support members, officers and stakeholders to make and shape policy affecting children's health services


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Children's medicines

Projects and guidance on paediatric medicines, and the Medicines for Children resource for parents and carers

UK-WHO growth charts

Suite of growth charts for all uses from health surveillance to detailed monitoring of children with health problems


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Research opportunities

Find out about the latest research opportunities advertised by the College

Quality improvement and clinical audit

QI projects and national clinical audits evaluate whether standards are being met and help improve the quality of care