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 responds to the Health Select Committee's follow up report on childhood obesity

Professor Russell Viner, RCPCH Officer for Health Promotion responds

RCPCH responds to sugar content reduction announcement

RCPCH responds to announcement from Food and Drink Federation that food industry will fail to meet sugar reduction targets by 2020

Child Health News


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

All children with cancer to undergo DNA sequencing

Funding allocated to support targeted cancer treatments

Levels of teenage pregnancy at their lowest since records began

Conceptions in under-18s halved in past eight years

Overweight male teenagers 'more likely to develop liver cancer'

Research highlights lifelong impact of overweight and obesity in young people

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