Research projects

The RCPCH Research Projects Team works collaboratively with organisations and multidisciplinary teams to improve the health services available for children in the UK.The RCPCH Research Projects Team works collaboratively with organisations and multidisciplinary teams to improve the health services available for children in the UK.The RCPCH Research Projects Team works collaboratively with organisations and multidisciplinary teams to improve the health services available for children in the UK.The RCPCH Research Projects Team works collaboratively with organisations and multidisciplinary teams to improve the health services available for children in the UK. The RCPCH Research & Evaluation team works collaboratively with organisations and multidisciplinary teams to improve the health services available for children in the UK. Find out more about our current projects.

The College's Science and Research activities are overseen by Professor Anne Greenough, Vice-President for Science and Research.

See a list of complete projects

Indoor air quality and children's health

The RCPCH will be undertaking a new project aimed at producing an evidence based report on the impact of indoor air pollution on children's health in the UK.

This follows on from the publication of the Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution report in 2016 by the RCP and RCPCH which examined the impact of exposure to air pollution across the course of a lifetime.

The new project aims to start in January 2018, and a working group will be established to commission systematic evidence reviews and drive the development of the report with the ultimate aim to raise awareness of the issues affecting the health of children exposed to indoor air pollution, generated outdoors and indoors, and develop evidence based solutions.

More about helping us report on the impact of indoor air quality on children's health

Child mortality

Working with child health experts to review existing evidence and in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau, we have developed a suite of key policy recommendations to tackle premature mortality.

See the RCPCH report, Why Children Die: Death in infants, children and young people in the UK, plus policy responses.

More about Why Children Die and our work in child mortality

Child Health Reviews-UK

A UK-wide programme of work, CHR-UK set out to systematically examine mortality and morbidity in children and young people in order to improve the rates of preventable deaths within the UK.

Final reports on the findings are now available.

More about CHR-UK

UK-WHO growth charts

A complete suite of charts for all uses ranging from child health surveillance to detailed monitoring of children with health problems, including:

  • early years (0-4 years) - also included in the Personal child health record ('red book')
  • neonatal and infant close monitoring (0-2 years)
  • school age (2-18 years)
  • childhood and puberty close monitoring (2-20 years)
  • Down's Syndrome (0-18 years)
  • and a body mass index (BMI) chart for use with the school age chart

Educational resources, including fact sheets, presentations, question & answer sheets and informational videos, are also available to support healthcare professionals, parents and carers in their use.

More about the growth charts

Allergy care pathways

Provide a step-by-step guidance for both healthcare professionals and parents/carers on how to manage serious allergy cases in children, and the competencies required.

More about the allergy care pathways

Urgent and emergency care Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM)

A pilot to assess the paediatric patient experience within urgent and emergency care settings in England. A report, final surveys and tools to support their effective implementation available.  

More about the PREM report and tools

Parent and carer information resources

In partnership with other professional bodies and charities, the College produces information for parents and carers:

  • Medicines for Children - practical and reliable information for parents and carers about giving medicines to their child
  • infoKID - for parents and carers about children's kidney conditions, including tests, treatments and supporting information

More about how the College involves and supports parents and carers

Contact

For enquiries, please contact Raisha Sajjad, Research Administrator