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

RCPCH welcomes smoking in cars ban

Smoking in a car which is carrying children is banned from 1 October

Public health and politics – RCPCH fringe at #lab15

Blog on the RCPCH fringe event at the Labour Party Conference on the public health challenges facing children and young people...

Child Health News

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

Depression and self-harm soar among private school pupils, poll suggests

Teens in private schools experiencing unprecedented levels of depression, eating disorders and self-harm.

Clean homes raise asthma risk in babies

First three months are critical for a baby’s developing immune system

RCPCH campaigns

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We campaign on key child health issues to influence government policy

Getting child health on the political agenda - #childhealthmatters

We aim to secure policy commitments from political parties that will improve the health of children and young people

Why Children Die - RCPCH campaign

By looking at existing data for the UK, we aim to identify ways to reduce preventable child mortality