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 22,000 members in the UK and internationally, we play a major role in postgraduate medical education, professional standards, research and policy. You can read about our strategic aims, impact, governance and history.
2022 was a busy year where we sought to #ShiftTheDial on health inequalities, launched the new RCPCH Learning platform, led on policy work across the four nations and so much more.
The College is governed by our Board of Trustees and Council. Our senior management team leads our divisions, working with about 170 enthusiastic people.
As first the British Paediatric Association and, since 1996, a Royal College, we have a rich heritage of collaboration and innovation in child health, and an extensive archive
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Our vision is to lead the way in children's health. The current College strategy (2021-24) outlines our mission and priorities, how we're doing it and what we're focusing on.
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Our impact report outlines the many ways we work to improve the health of children and young people - from our policy work across the four nations to the education and training programmes we deliver for members.

In our short impact report, published in September 2020, we reflected on all we had achieved - so that we keep the spirit of innovation and action.

A thank you to our members. who supported colleagues in other specialties, who had training disrupted, who worked tirelessly for children, young people and families.


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We offer convenient, modern, air-conditioned and accessible facilities, supported by our knowledgeable and helpful staff. Discounts are available to College members as well as charities/non-profit organisations.

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests!