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Media announcements from the RCPCH

Welsh Government announces plans for minimum unit pricing on alcohol as part of legislative priorities

27 June 2017

Dr Mair Parry says commitments are 'positive step towards improving child and adolescent health in Wales' and must be delivered on as soon as possible

Rights of EU citizens remaining in the UK

26 June 2017

Cavendish Coalition says PM's announcement is 'step in the right direction' for thousands of NHS staff...

Draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill to ensure sentences reflect lifelong impact of abuse on children

22 June 2017

Dr Geoff Debelle says that it's 'good to see Government recognise the long term impact of domestic abuse on children', which can be devastating

Blog: Practical support for helping families living in poverty

20 June 2017

Michael Egan of Citizens Advice guest blogs for RCPCH and shares some useful resources which can help support those living in poverty

RCPCH members and others working in child health recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

19 June 2017

RCPCH members Dr Ramesh Mehta and Dr John McClure have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Scotland celebrates National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week

19 June 2017

The theme of ‘changing the conversation’ is designed to address a critical need for a culture shift in Scotland and support women to breastfeed

Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016 due to come into force today

19 June 2017

Legislation will prevent doctors' apologies from being used as evidence of liability in most legal cases and promote culture change in public services

Grenfell Tower fire

16 June 2017

'This fire and the appalling loss of life is both a human and a societal tragedy', says RCPCH President

Stark warning over Northern Ireland’s poor child health in landmark State of Child Health report

14 June 2017

Report highlights the urgent need for "interventions to close the gap between rich and poor, and targeted policies to improve child health"

US withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

4 June 2017

RCPCH President says the decision is 'irresponsible and short-sighted' and poses a threat to millions of children worldwide...