About us

We are the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the membership body for paediatricians in the UK and around the world. Founded in 1996 and now with about 19,000 members in the UK and internationally, we play a major role in postgraduate medical education, professional standards, research and policy.
Young boy measures his height against blackboard

2020 was a year like no other, and exceptionally difficult and harsh for many in paediatrics. However, the challenges sparked great innovations and changed aspects of our work for the better.

Our latest review outlines what the College achieved over the year and in particular, how we collaborated so closely with our members and many other partners in healthcare.

What we do

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.