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 publishes “The State of Child Health: The Paediatric Workforce” report

RCPCH President Professor Neena Modi warns that the “situation is serious”, calling for urgent action to address the difficulties paediatricians face

Public Health Wales published results of the Child Measurement Programme for Wales 2015/16

Dr Shabeena Webster says the headlines from it “continue to paint a worrying picture with no real progress made over the past four years”

Soft Drinks Industry Levy passed as part of the Finance Bill

The Obesity Health Alliance hails news a ‘landmark day for children’s health’

Child Health News


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

Drugs could cut childbirth deaths

Cheap, widely available drug could prevent death in childbirth from excessive bleeding

Soft Drinks Industry Levy passed as part of the Finance Bill

Soft drinks with a high sugar content to be taxed from April 2018

School holidays leave 3 million children at risk of hunger, report says

Cross-party group of MPs and peers warns children are at risk of malnutrition

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