RCPCH - news

Media announcements from the RCPCH

RCPCH President elected Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

24 April 2012

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges today announces the appointment of Professor Terence Stephenson as its new Chairman elect.

RCPCH responds to the RCGP's bid for extended and enhanced GP training

19 April 2012

The College responds in support of the Royal College of General Practitioners' bid for extended and enhanced GP training

Medical profession united in fight to defuse obesity time-bomb

13 April 2012

The medical profession has come together to launch a campaign on what it claims is the single greatest public health threat in the UK – obesity.

Safeguarding children ‘an afterthought’ and expertise is ‘spread too thinly’, warn paediatricians

12 April 2012

The safety of children is under threat as doctors responsible for safeguarding feel current guidance and the NHS reforms mean resources are inadequate

Education Centre Appeal launches

10 April 2012

More than 100 guests including HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the College, attend launch of RCPCH's Education Centre Appeal...

Ban smoking in children's play areas

4 April 2012

20 of the 22 Welsh councils still allow smoking in children's play areas. RCPCH responds by calling for a smoking ban in play areas.

Ban smoking in cars when children are present

3 April 2012

Government launches TV ad campaign to highlight dangers of second-hand smoke - and RCPCH calls for ban on smoking in cars when children are present.

New figures show extent of variation in child healthcare across England

14 March 2012

The extent of variation in child healthcare in England is revealed for the first time in new figures released today...

RCPCH votes for Government to withdraw the Health and Social Care Bill

23 February 2012

Following a survey of members, the RCPCH has voted to call on the government to withdraw the Health and Social Care Bill.

Statement following Downing Street meeting on the Health and Social Care Bill

20 February 2012

Professor Stephenson's statement following the meeting about the Health and Social Care Bill, held at Downing Street earlier today.