Access to ADC

We are aware that some members are experiencing difficulties accessing full Archives of Disease in Childhood content using their online accounts.

We are working with BMJ to resolve this and will post more to our ADC page in due course. Thank you for your patience.


NHS launches public health campaign to encourage parents to utilise pharmacists for minor illnesses

Responding to the campaign Dr Mike Linney said “pharmacists are likely to provide parents with advice more quickly and conveniently”

Research published on anti-obesity programmes in schools

RCPCH Officer for Health Promotion, Prof Russell Viner responds

Poorest areas face biggest cuts to children's services

RCPCH President, Prof Neena Modi responds saying "reducing, not exacerbating child poverty must be cardinal goal of Government"


RCPCH response to high court ruling on the case of Hadiza Bawa-Garba

We recongise the substantial impact that decisions by the GMC and the High Court have on medical professionals. This case is tragic for all involved.

Due diligence update

Our policy sets out robust safeguards for the acceptance of funding from Formula Milk Companies (FMCs), following a 2016 consultation with members.

Jo Revill to take up role of RCPCH chief executive officer in June 2018

Professor Judith Ellis MBE is to retire on 31 May 2018 after nearly four successful years at the RCPCH. She will be succeeded by Jo Revill.

Publications and resources

State of Child Health: One year on

Our January 2017 report brought together data for the first time on 25 measures of the health of UK children, including specific conditions and risk factors for poor health. Our scorecards in January 2018 report on progress.

More about State of Child Health

Global impact report 2012-2017

This report offers some preliminary evidence and analysis of RCPCH Global programmes supporting stronger paediatric and child healthcare in low-income settings around the world.

Read the report

Annual Review 2016

Our 2016 annual review, published in February 2017, provides an overview of RCPCH activities from the calendar year, 1 January 2016 - 31 December 2016.

Read the review