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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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Paediatrics is a dynamic, fun, challenging and varied specialty where you can decide whether to become a generalist or choose one of the many sub-specialties. Find out why paediatrics could be right for you.
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Make your voice heard on the issues that matter to you. Take the chance to share your views by completing the 2018 RCPCH member survey.
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This plan will include ambitions for the next 10 years and how these ambitions will be met over the five years of the funding settlement.

Our major news and media response

The health of today’s children and young people will be one of the key factors in determining whether England is healthy and prosperous over the next 50 years.

Our reports use long term historical data and projection modelling methods to estimate key CYP outcomes compared with other wealthy European and western countries, and outline recommendations for change.

Upcoming courses and events


Child Health in Low-Resource Settings (CHILS)

11 February 2019


This practically focused course equips clinicians to manage the most common childhood presentations in low resource settings, and gives insight into working abroad. It is for paediatric clinicians with an interest in global child health or who intend to work in low income countries.