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

Food for thought: tackling the nation's obesity crisis

RCPCH's Dr Colin Michie outlines what must happen if we are to combat childhood obesity here in the UK.

Child Health News

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

Number of children receiving MMR jab reaches record annual high in Wales

The uptake of the first dose of MMR is now at 96% and uptake of two doses of the vaccine among five-year-old children stands at 93%.

Smacking ban to be considered by Welsh cross-party committee

Ministers said the committee, backed by AMs in a vote on Tuesday evening, would "help encourage public debate".

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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