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17 May 2022
On Tuesday 17 May, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) published data highlighting how the rising cost of living has worsened the nation’s health. RCPCH is now calling on the Government to take action to support families.
16 May 2022
On Friday 14 May, the Department for Health and Social Care announced they would delay restrictions on advertising foods high in fat, salt or sugar for a year.
25 April 2022
The Children's Commissioner for England has said she supports a ban on smacking children in England. Wales recently became the second nation in the UK to ban smacking with the move enshrined in law in March. Scotland implemented a ban in November 2020.
7 April 2022
RCPCH responds to higher than usual rates of liver inflammation (hepatitis) in children. This page was updated on 11 May to reflect findings from the ongoing UKHSA investigation.
7 April 2022
RCPCH comments on a reported decision by the UK Government to only ban conversion therapy for gay and bisexual people in England and Wales but not for transgender people.
6 April 2022
On Monday 4 April, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the final instalment of its sixth assessment report ' Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change.'
RCPCH’s response to the GMC report Equality, diversity and inclusion: targets, progress and priorities for 2022
30 March 2022
On Thursday 10 March, the General Medical Council (GMC) published its first update on progress towards the equality, diversity and inclusion targets it set last year.
On 3 March 2022 we hosted a webinar discussion with Genomics England to understand more about their Newborn Genomes Programme, hear from a panel of paediatricians and address questions from attendees. You can now watch the recording.
9 March 2022
On Wednesday, 9 March 2022, it was reported that Russian artillery had hit a children’s and maternity hospital in Mariupol, a city located in the south of Ukraine.
4 March 2022
On March 3 2022, Members of the House of Lords approved amendments to the Health and Care Bill in England that require local systems and the UK government to take action to help improve child health outcomes across England.