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

Standardised cigarette packaging law brought forward

Health minister Jane Ellison said the regulations would be laid before Parliament in time to be agreed by both Houses before the election.

Leaders make mental health promises for children and young people

Although mental health provision is described as the “Cinderella” service of the NHS, two major political leaders focused their energy on the issue.

Child Health News

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

Sally Holland is new children's commissioner for Wales

She replaces Keith Towler who is stepping down after seven years.

Girls as young as 10 been given contraceptive implant by NHS

New figures reveal that girls as young as 10 have been given the contraceptive implant by the NHS.

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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