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

Nuffield Trust publishes report on emergency hospital care for children and young people

Dr John Criddle says ‘it’s clear that more must be done to adapt to how and where care is delivered’ to ensure children are treated effectively

House of Lords Select Committee report ‘The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care’ published today

Professor Neena Modi is “surprised that in a report focusing on long term sustainability, there is little mention of the health of children"

RCPCH responds to General Medical Council’s report on training flexibility

Plans published by the GMC to provide trainees with more flexibility, following a review of training. Dr David Evans responds

Child Health News


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

School holidays leave 3 million children at risk of hunger, report says

Cross-party group of MPs and peers warns children are at risk of malnutrition

Poor community healthcare linked to big rise in infant emergency cases

Nuffield Trust releases report on emergency care for children and young people in England

Italy experiencing measles epidemic after fall-off in vaccinations

United States has issued warning to visitors about the outbreak

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