News & Campaigns

The College leads the way in children and young people’s health on behalf of its membership.

We engage with the media, government, NHS, children's charities and other stakeholders to improve healthcare for children in the UK and overseas.

Find out the latest child health news and how to get involved.

RCPCH news

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Media announcements from the RCPCH

The RCPCH, through the Smoke Free Action Coalition, has lobbied for the publication of a new Tobacco Control Plan

RCPCH's State of Child Health report points to smoking in pregnancy and smoking amongst children and young people as key areas that need to be tackled

Growing gaps in children’s doctor workforce revealed in new report

Dr Simon Clark says report sheds "further light on the pressures facing junior doctors" and "should act as a wakeup call for Government to act now"

National Paediatric Diabetes Audit finds admission rates remain the same despite overall improvements in care

Dr Justin Warner says it is "disappointing to see no improvement in admission rates" and calls for greater awareness of signs and symptoms of diabetes

Child Health News


From independent organisations - not the opinion of, or endorsed by, the RCPCH

Scotland’s kids going hungry in holidays is significant human rights issue

Scotland’s new Children’s Commissioner calls on Scottish and UK Governments to collect accurate data on the extent of the problem

High street shop to offer chickenpox vaccine despite warnings

Public Health England have expressed concerns that the vaccine will increase the risk of adults contracting shingles

Oxford University study finds that a third of teenagers are bullied regularly

Research suggests greater efforts needed to tackle different forms of bullying

RCPCH campaigns


We campaign on key child health issues to influence government policy

State of child health: Sign up for updates

If you are interested in improving child health and wellbeing in the UK, and want to join our campaign, please get in touch

Child health matters - the 100 day challenge

An update on our challenge to the new governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland