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

Cases of child coeliac disease has more than doubled, new research shows

The research will be presented at the St Andrew’s Day Symposium

Patients not more likely to die at weekends, say researchers

Research to be presented at the St Andrew's Day Symposium

Child Health News

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

Kids who eat breakfast get better results in school tests

Those who eat a proper breakfast are up to twice as likely to achieve better grades than those who skipped their early morning meal

Healthy breakfasts 'help pupils do well'

Children who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to do well in school

RCPCH campaigns

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We campaign on key child health issues to influence government policy

Getting child health on the political agenda - #childhealthmatters

We aim to secure policy commitments from political parties that will improve the health of children and young people

Why Children Die - RCPCH campaign

By looking at existing data for the UK, we aim to identify ways to reduce preventable child mortality