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RCPCH news

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Media announcements from the RCPCH

Chief medical officer's report on mental health

Dame Sally Davies says there is a great need for earlier treatment for children and young people with mental health problems.

Lancet paper reveals 1 in 5 child deaths in England are preventable

RCPCH President says findings are a 'wake-up call' to healthcare professionals and policy makers, with bold policies needed to reduce child deaths...

Child Health News

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

New guidance for GPs on 12-year olds with STIs

The move comes as cases of STIs across Scotland are on the increase.

£50 fine for smoking in cars with children on board in Wales

A six-week consultation will launch today to garner views on the plans.


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Blogs from the Youth Advisory Panel

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I was dismayed when I heard the government were ‘pausing’ with their plans to introduce standardised cigarette...

In the spotlight: Real time feedback from paediatric patients and carers

Just a quick post here as I wish to share an amazing example of good practice and innovation. I recently stumbled across...