News and campaigns - get involved

If you're an RCPCH member and interested in contributing to the College's media and political work, then read on...

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RCPCH Press Panel

From national press and regional newspapers to news channels, radio and documentaries, the College is regularly approached by media outlets for advice, information and quotes on a variety of child health issues.

We also proactively campaign on a range of topics, from tackling childhood obesity, promoting better mental health for young people and reducing child mortality, through to highlighting paediatrics workforce pressures and advocating for health service reconfiguration in the best interests of children.

As a member of the Press Panel, you would act as a spokesperson for the College, commenting on areas of specific clinical interest to you - whether that's meningitis, diabetes, child development and neonatal medicine.

All Press Panel members are offered free media training - you’ll spend a day learning all you need to know about media interviews as well as experience first-hand, what it’s like to be in-front of a studio camera and live on a radio programme. We also support all spokespeople with briefings and practice questions ahead of interviews.

If your're interested, we would love to hear from you!

Download our flyer (PDF, 172 KB)

Contact the Press Team: press.office@rcpch.ac.uk / 020 7092 6068

Are you currently on the Press Panel? Or, have you been approached by the media?

Download our guidance (PDF, 180 KB)

RCPCH Parliamentary Panel

We're keen to get more members involved in the College's work lobbying politicians to ensure child health is high on the political agenda.  

Politicians from across the four nations are always interested in hearing from clinicians on the ground, so your insight is invaluable. 

We support members on a range of activity, including writing comment pieces, speaking at political events, attending parliamentary roundtables and attending meetings with RCPCH staff on a range of child heath related topics. 

If you'd like to find out more, please get in touch!

Download - Get Involved - Join the Parliamentary Panel PDF [216KB]

Download - Guidance for Parliamentary Panel MembersPDF [140KB]

Contact the Public Affairs Team: public.affairs@rcpch.ac.uk/ 020 7092 6006 

About our #childhealthmatters campaign - to secure policy commitments from political parties and Government

Latest news to your inbox for members

We offer current RCPCH members a daily press cutting services about child health - direct to your email inbox each morning.

Go to your Account - go to Update my Details | Contact preferences - tick the 'Daily Press Cuttings' box

Read our monthly digests - for an overview of recent activity and opportunties to get involved

College priorities

We're always looking to hear from members about the issues that they feel are most affecting child health.

Our current priorities are:

  • Making the NHS a better place for children and young people
  • Child mortality
  • Public health
  • Child protection

Find out more about our work in improving child health