About the College
Founded in 1996, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health plays a major role in postgraduate medical education, professional standards, research and policy. We have about 17,000 members in the UK and across the world.
College three-year strategy - 2015-2018
Our priorities wheel illustrates the main areas of College work. As the diagram reflects, infants, children and young people are at our core.
Read our mission, vision and values.
Key areas of work
We work with partners to improve child health through research, standards, quality improvement and policy, in the UK and globally. And, we involve children, young people and families in our programmes.
We engage with the media, government, NHS, charities and other stakeholders, and we work across the UK - Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England.
History and archive
Our history begins with British Paediatric Association. In 1928 a small group of paediatricians met at the first meeting of the BPA. In 1996 the association received Royal College status, and continues to grow.
Our archive records the history of the College and of child health, and can be searched on an online catalogue.
College structure and governance
The College is governed by College Officers - including our current President, Professor Neena Modi, Honorary Treasurer, Registrar, Vice Presidents and other Officers. Our committees help set strategy.
About 150 members of staff work across five key areas (divisions) in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.
Phone: +44(0)20 7092 6000
Post: 5-11 Theobald's Road, London WC1X 8SH
The RCPCH has offices in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast - how to find us
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is a registered charity in England and Wales (1057744) and in Scotland (SC038299)