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We want more healthy children. So we make sure that our members get the knowledge and expertise they need, and we involve children, young people and families in all that we do.
As paediatricians we need to know that children and young people are placed at the centre of Brexit preparedness. We set our recommendations and provide guidance to our members working through this transition.
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From the high prevalence of obesity to widening inequalities, prevention is an integral part of the solution to many of the problems that children face. We're consulting on the Government's green paper.
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Be a vital part of the UK's largest child health event by submitting an abstract for oral or poster presentation. There is no fee for making a submission and our deadline is Monday, 21 October.

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Clinical research fellowship in childhood disability

Applications are now open for this award, jointly funded by RCPCH and Newlife - The Charity for Disabled Children. It's open to any post-doctoral researcher who is a registered paediatrician, with the research carried out in the UK.

Upcoming courses and events


DCH Clinical exam preparation course

13 March 2020


This one-day course will familiarise you with the Diploma of Child Health Clinical exam. You will gain a greater understanding of the assessment criteria, the key skills required, the pitfalls to avoid by focusing on exam technique and, through practice, how to approach each station.

FRCPCH/MRCPCH Admissions ceremony - Edinburgh 2020


We look forward to welcoming new Fellows and Members of the RCPCH, and their guests, at this special event. The ceremony takes place in the beautiful Main Hall, followed by an afternoon tea and drinks reception.