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.
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The College is governed by our dynamic Board of Trustees and Council. Our senior management team leads our divisions: Digital; Research & Quality Improvement; Education & Training; Membership, Policy & External Affairs; Corporate Services; CEO; and People & Culture.
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As first the British Paediatric Association and, since 1996, a Royal College, we have a rich heritage of collaboration and innovation in child health. We have an extensive historical archive, and invite you to explore our online catalogue.
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We take a look back at 2023, a year that had its challenges but huge achievements, too, as we worked alongside members. From the new training curriculum, Progress+ to our campaign on youth vaping, there's much to celebrate.
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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.

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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!