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

Smoking in cars regulations: RCPCH response

RCPCH responds to Government's smoking in cars announcement

RCPCH Presidential Election result

Professor Neena Modi is appointed President Elect of the RCPCH and will take up the role of President on 29 April 2015...

Child Health News

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

ADHD drugs increasingly prescribed to treat hyperactivity in pre-schoolers

Pre-school children are being prescribed drugs to treat ADHD – contrary to medical guidelines that say they should not be used on children under six.

Asthma and allergy devices 'not used properly'

Patients with asthma and severe allergies are often not taught how to use their medical devices properly, charities have warned.

RCPCH campaigns

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We campaign on key child health issues to influence government policy


The RCPCH's #childhealthmatters campaign aims to secure policy commitments from political parties that will improve the health and lives of children and young people in the lead up to the general election in 2015 and beyond. 

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Why Children Die

By looking at existing mortality data for the UK, the RCPCH's Why Children Die campaign aims to identify ways to reduce preventable child mortality across the UK. 

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