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

"Bold steps must be taken to ensure the future health of our children"

RCPCH President welcomes the NHS Five year Forward View for its emphasis on prevention and getting it right for children...

RCPCH responds to 'Each Baby Counts' project launch

Dr Hilary Cass pledges support of the project that aims to reduce neonatal mortality by 50% by 2020.

Child Health News

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

'Sunshine can slow weight gain and diabetes symptoms'

Scientists have found that shining UV light on overfed mice made them eat less.

Winter respiratory infection poses risk to very young children

Nurses are being urged to raise awareness of bronchiolitis among parents.

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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