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. As we publish our strategy for the next three years, we outline our mission and priorities, how we'll do it and what we'll focus on.

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
2020 was a year like no other - but the challenges sparked great innovations and changed aspects of our work for the better. Our latest review outlines our achievements as we worked with others.

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.