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Media announcements from the RCPCH

Health professionals call for action on obesity

In an open letter to the CMO for England, doctors are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up in England.

#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.

Child Health News

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

Rickets returns as poor families find healthy diets unaffordable

Latest figures show there has been a 19% increase in people hospitalised in England and Wales for malnutrition over the past 12 months.

Quicker mental health care urged

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


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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...