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The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 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.

RCPCH in the news

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Media announcements from the RCPCH

Prime Minister announces new measures to tackle FGM

Dr Geoff Debelle, Officer for Child Protection, responds to the Prime Minister's announcement.

Britain's young deserve better from this government

The prime minister promised to make this country the best place for children to grow up. What happened?

Child Health News

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

Harmful drinkers would be affected 200 times more than low risk drinkers if a Minimum Unit Price was introduced

A new study by the Royal College of Physicians shows that a Minimum Unit Price policy for alcohol is targeted towards the heaviest drinkers.

Alcohol abuse in pregnancy could become a crime, legal papers claim

Foetal alcohol syndrome has tripled since records were first kept 16 years ago.


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Blogs from the Youth Advisory Panel

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I was dismayed when I heard the government were ‘pausing’ with their plans to introduce standardised cigarette...

In the spotlight: Real time feedback from paediatric patients and carers

Just a quick post here as I wish to share an amazing example of good practice and innovation. I recently stumbled across...