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 President welcomes new Chair of Trainees’ Committee

Dr Hilary Cass welcomes Dr David James as new Chair of the RCPCH Trainees' Committee.

Tackle health inequalities to reduce Northern Ireland’s teen suicide and avoidable infant death rate, say leading doctors and campaigners

RCPCH and NCB (NI) call on policy makers to address health inequalities and introduce a series of public health measures in a bid to reduce avoidable

Child Health News

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

PHE alert on scarlet fever

Public Health England (PHE) is alerting healthcare professionals of a recent national increase in notifications of scarlet fever.

Teenagers tempted into self-harm by grisly images online

Teenagers tempted into self-harm by grisly images online

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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