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Leading the way in children’s health

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.
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We offer two qualifications, Membership (MRCPCH) and the Diploma of Child Health (DCH), in the UK and a growing number of countries.
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Upcoming courses and events


Celebrating 70 years of the NHS


On July 5, 1948, the NHS was launched with the three core objectives: to meet the needs of everyone, to be free at the point of delivery and to be based on clinical need, not ability to pay. Through many challenges and reforms over the last 70 years, these three core principles remain. We invite RCP...

Webinar - A breath of fresh air: supporting parents and carers to protect their children from exposure to secondhand smoke

06 July 2018
This webinar will highlight the key evidence on smoking/secondhand smoke exposure and vaping/secondhand vapour exposure and explore how to deliver effective very brief advice to support parents/carers to reduce children’s exposure to secondhand smoke. Dr Laura Jones, Senior Lecturer in Applied Healt...