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 20,000 members in the UK and internationally, we play a major role in postgraduate medical education, professional standards, research and policy.
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Our vision is to lead the way in children's health. Our current three-year strategy outlines our mission and priorities, how we're doing it and what we're focusing on.

Successive lockdowns, lack of access to many services, growing health inequalities and school challenges meant the College played a vital role in 2021. Read about the amazing work done improve health outcomes for children and young people.
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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Whether it's partnering with local clinicians in Rwanda or taking an active role in drafting the most comprehensive Health Bill for England--read this report to see the impact and outcomes of our work. 


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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!

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.