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

Neonatal care improving, but key measures show variation in care

Royal College calls on units to share best practice to further improve care of preterm babies

Latest figures show target for MMR vaccination for five year olds in England has been met for the first time

Prof Helen Bedford said the UK is “fortunate to have a highly successful childhood immunisation programme” but there remains room for improvement

Blog: Changes to how the College manages personal data

Next year the legislation which determines the College’s data protection policies will be updated

Child Health News


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

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

Findings from National Children’s Bureau highlight need for early intervention and treatment

More pregnant women to get Group B Strep treatment

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommends preventative antibiotics for all babies born early

Cases of four-year-olds arriving at school unable to speak properly on the rise

National Association of Head Teachers believe issues has worsened over past five years

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