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

Gaps in mental health care for new mothers cost UK £8bn a year

Substandard mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers is creating long-term costs.

New specialist e-learning launched on MindEd

New specialist e-learning available on MindEd.

Child Health News

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

Sugary drinks warning signs change habits of US teens

A study of teenagers' purchasing habits found they bought fewer sugary drinks and more water when the signs were up.

Nearly 500 new FGM cases identified

A further 1,279 people, who had already been identified, were receiving treatment according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre data.

RCPCH campaigns

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Our current campaigns include:


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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