About the College
Founded in 1996 and now with about 17,500 members across the world, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health plays a major role in postgraduate medical education, professional standards, research and policy.
Infant, children and young people at our core: Our three-year strategy 2015-2018
Our priorities wheel illustrates our main areas of work.
Our mission, vision and values
Our mission is to transform child health through knowledge, innovation and expertise.
Our vision is a healthier future for children and young people across the world.
We have four values:
- Innovate – Approach things creatively, embrace risk, view change as an opportunity, have an open mind to new ideas
- Influence – Advocate for better child health, challenge positively, share best practice, work proactively
- Include – Embrace diversity, ask for the voices of ICYP, work together, value everyone's input
- Lead – Develop self and others, act as positive role models, act with integrity and honesty, encourage, praise and thank
Our key areas of work
Training, exams and professional development - We are responsible for the postgraduate training of paediatricians in the UK, provide career support and run the membership (MRCPCH) and Diploma of Child Health examinations.
Improving child health - We aim to improve outcomes through research, standards, quality improvement and policy, in the UK and globally. We aim to ensure the voice of children, young people and families in our programmes.
Member services - We support our members with a package of unique benefits. These include access to multidisciplinary educational programmes, including face-to-face courses and e-learning resources.
Our history and archive
Our history begins in 1928 when a small group of paediatricians formed the British Paediatric Association. We maintain an archive that can be searched online.
In 2017, we celebrate 21 years as a Royal College.
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)