News Archive - 2017

Access all RCPCH news items published this year

Charity and British Transport Police join forces to develop Safeguarding on Transport campaign

26 May 2017
Child health

It aims to raise awareness of signs that a child may be at risk and what can be done to help

Research presented at RCPCH Annual Conference receives extensive media coverage

25 May 2017
RCPCH

Findings demonstrate sports drinks have ‘no benefit on swimming performance’

Manchester terror attack

24 May 2017
RCPCH

Our thoughts are with the families of those who have lost their lives and those who witnessed the horrific events of Monday night...

New guidelines launched to help healthcare professionals and parents spot the signs of stroke in children

23 May 2017
RCPCH

Families speak of ‘devastating effects’ while health professionals warn stroke is not just ‘disease of the elderly’

Living in cities 'puts teens at greater risk of psychotic experiences'

23 May 2017
Child health

New research examining the impact of urban life suggests importance of early intervention

General Election 2017 - What are the main parties promising for child health?

22 May 2017
Announcements

We analyse the pledges made for child health in the three main English parties' manifestos. Are they in line with Vision 2017?

Conservatives publish manifesto

19 May 2017
RCPCH

Plans to tackle child obesity and improve mental health are "welcome", says RCPCH President, but little new or visionary to tackle inequalities

Liberal Democrats announce child health pledges

17 May 2017
RCPCH

Professor Neena Modi, RCPCH President, says pledge to "put children first" is a "sound, long-sighted strategy" and "encouraging".

Obesity on rise as quarter of European teens eat sweets daily

17 May 2017
Child health

World Health Organisation report finds nearly 1 in 3 adolescents overweight or obese

Passing of the Public Health (Wales) Bill introduces ban on smoking in playgrounds

17 May 2017
RCPCH

Dr Mair Parry says the Bill addresses "key public health priorities that will have a major impact on improving child health".