RCPCH - news

Media announcements from the RCPCH

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

17 May 2017

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

Lack of focus on health and wellbeing of children in majority of STPs ‘major cause for concern’

15 May 2017

RCPCH also warns that any new models of care will be ‘seriously compromised’ by substantial workforce shortages and major funding constraints

Poverty is ‘making children sick’, say children’s doctors

11 May 2017

Sobering stories from paediatricians reveal health impact on millions of UK children living in poverty

Labour announces child health pledges

8 May 2017

Professor Neena Modi calls for all parties "to show vision and insight in giving child health… the attention it deserves"

RCPCH publishes 'Child Health Matters - Vision for 2017'

2 May 2017

The RCPCH has published its key policy calls for the next Government, in advance of the general election

RCPCH publishes “The State of Child Health: The Paediatric Workforce” report

1 May 2017

RCPCH President Professor Neena Modi warns that the “situation is serious”, calling for urgent action to address the difficulties paediatricians face

Blog: Hidden Treasures from the RCPCH Archive

28 April 2017

Kate Veale, RCPCH Archivist, some fascinating finds from the College's historical archive

Public Health Wales published results of the Child Measurement Programme for Wales 2015/16

27 April 2017

Dr Shabeena Webster says the headlines from it “continue to paint a worrying picture with no real progress made over the past four years”

Soft Drinks Industry Levy passed as part of the Finance Bill

26 April 2017

The Obesity Health Alliance hails news a ‘landmark day for children’s health’

Nuffield Trust publishes report on emergency hospital care for children and young people

24 April 2017

Dr John Criddle says ‘it’s clear that more must be done to adapt to how and where care is delivered’ to ensure children are treated effectively