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

Research presented at RCPCH Annual Conference receives extensive media coverage

Findings demonstrate sports drinks have ‘no benefit on swimming performance’

Manchester terror attack

Our thoughts are with the families of those who have lost their lives and those who witnessed the horrific events of Monday night...

New guidelines launched to help healthcare professionals and parents spot the signs of stroke in children

Families speak of ‘devastating effects’ while health professionals warn stroke is not just ‘disease of the elderly’

Child Health News


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

Charity and British Transport Police join forces to develop Safeguarding on Transport campaign

It aims to raise awareness of signs that a child may be at risk and what can be done to help

Living in cities 'puts teens at greater risk of psychotic experiences'

New research examining the impact of urban life suggests importance of early intervention

Obesity on rise as quarter of European teens eat sweets daily

World Health Organisation report finds nearly 1 in 3 adolescents overweight or obese

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