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 following organisations and groups to improve healthcare for children in the UK and overseas: 

  • the media
  • the government
  • the NHS
  • children’s charities
  • stakeholders


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Can trainees be incentivised into specialties?

Failures of workforce planning have left the UK with an oversupply of doctors in some specialties while others struggle to recruit doctors.

Youngsters question NHS chiefs over their care

RCPCH's Youth Advisory Panel get to question decision makers over the standard of their care.

Laptops on ward rounds 'could save doctors an hour a day'

Using laptops or tablets instead of paper for hospital rounds could save each doctor an hour a day.

Child Health News

Three children looking at a laptop computer

News from independent organisations and not the opinion of, or endorsed, by the RCPCH. 

Babies fed on breast milk less likely to die early in adulthood, study finds

Children who are not breastfed are more likely to suffer from chronic inflammation as adults, increasing their chances of disease and disability.

Significant public support for ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Fresh calls have been made for the introduction of a ban on smoking in cars carrying children and young people in Wales.

Teachers told to ‘check holiday plans’ of children at risk of FGM

Teachers have been urged to question the holiday plans of girls from African and Middle Eastern families to try to identify those at risk of FGM.


Being interviewed with microphones

Plain packaging evidence

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...