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 guidance for looked after children includes call for increased time for named doctors to assess and support patients

Paediatricians, nurses and GPs unite to protect UK’s most vulnerable children and young people...

All babies to be vaccinated against Meningitis B

RCPCH responds to Government's announcement that a deal has been reached on the vaccine

Child Health News

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

We must give children mental health care they really need, says NHS chief

Simon Stevens praises The Time's 'Time to Mind' campaign

Parents fail to see that their own children are fat

Third of parents don't know their child is overweight

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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