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Media announcements from the RCPCH

#Paediatrics101 – What I wish I’d known as a paediatric trainee…

Here are some of the things paediatricians wish they knew as a trainee that weren’t covered in those hefty textbooks.

Mental health services are overstretched

Dr Hilary Cass, President of the RCPCH writes to the Editor of The Times.

Child Health News

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

Quicker mental health care urged

The Mental Health Policy Group has published its Manifesto for Better Mental Health.

Obesity in the UK: The shape we're in

As increasing numbers of us become obese, The Guardian asks: where do we go from here?


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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...