News Archive - 2014

Access all RCPCH news items published this year

RCPCH President Dr Hilary Cass awarded OBE

31 December 2014
RCPCH

Dr Cass's tireless work to champion child health on the local and national stage recognised with OBE in New Year Honours...

Concerns raised over social worker vacancies in Wales

23 December 2014
Child health

A Freedom of Information request suggests problems with finding enough social workers in Wales.

ADHD drugs increasingly prescribed to treat hyperactivity in pre-schoolers

22 December 2014
Child health

Pre-school children are being prescribed drugs to treat ADHD – contrary to medical guidelines that say they should not be used on children under six.

Asthma and allergy devices 'not used properly'

22 December 2014
Child health

Patients with asthma and severe allergies are often not taught how to use their medical devices properly, charities have warned.

Schools Minister David Laws backs campaign to introduce mandatory first aid training in schools

22 December 2014
Child health

Every child could leave school with essential lifesaving skills after Ministers backed a campaign to add first aid to the curriculum.

Mentally-ill teenagers no longer to be held in cells

18 December 2014
Child health

Home Secretary Theresa May will announce later an overhaul of mental health laws in England and Wales.

Autism link to air pollution raised

18 December 2014
Child health

A link between autism and air pollution exposure during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.

Smoking in cars regulations: RCPCH response

17 December 2014
RCPCH

RCPCH responds to Government's smoking in cars announcement

RCPCH Presidential Election result

16 December 2014
RCPCH

Professor Neena Modi is appointed President Elect of the RCPCH and will take up the role of President on 29 April 2015...

Calls for 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks

16 December 2014
Child health

The Children's Food Campaign wants to see the government introduce laws which would discourage consumers from buying fizzy drinks.