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 three-tier hierarchy of care needed for critically ill children, says new report

New three-tier hierarchy of care needed for critically ill children, says new report

Politicians must value our children as much as the elderly or Britain faces 'serious consequences', says top children's doctor

Children’s doctors issue a stark warning to the next Government in its manifesto - Vision2015.

Child Health News

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

Schools-based strategy launched to improve children's mental health care

The government is launching a new schools-based initiative to address the crisis in mental health services for children and young people.

Wearable baby monitors designed to prevent SIDS have no proven benefits, scientists claim

The study, published in the BMJ, states the devices do not require regulatory approval.

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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