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

New studies shed light on rare childhood diseases and infections

The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit has launched its annual report.

"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...

Child Health News

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

Study points to new genetic risks for autism

Researchers looked at thousands of DNA samples from children with autism and their parents and linked 33 genes to the condition.

Child poverty rates soar amid welfare cuts

The number of UK children living in poverty has increased to more than a quarter Unicef has said.

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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