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

Diabetes control for children in England and Wales ‘significantly improved’

Latest National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) published by RCPCH

RCPCH responds to Obesity Health Alliance Research On Children’s Sugar Consumption

Professor Russell Viner, RCPCH Officer for Health Promotion, responds

Statement from UK healthcare professionals on the importance of childhood vaccination

Vaccinations are safe, effective, and crucial to safeguarding child health

Child Health News


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

Sugary drinks levy will earn schools £415m

Funds will be allocated to help improve health in schools

Schools should teach children about the impact of sexting, charity says

Survey reveals adults support teaching of ‘sexting awareness’

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