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

Political parties make manifesto pledges on child health ahead of General Election

Ahead of May's General Election, the political parties have published their manifestos. Read the highlights on child health...

New guidance for looked after children includes call for increased time for named doctors to assess and support patients

Paediatricians, nurses and GPs unite to protect UK’s most vulnerable children and young people...

Child Health News

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

Labour's Health Manifesto

The Labour Party published its health manifesto on Saturday, prior to their full manifesto published this Monday.

Number of Welsh teens taken to hospital with eating disorders hits 15-year high

The increase in admissions could reflect swifter diagnosis by GPs and child and adolescent mental health teams.

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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