News & Campaigns

The College leads the way in children and young people’s health on behalf of its membership.

We engage with the media, government, NHS, children's charities and other stakeholders to improve healthcare for children in the UK and overseas.

Find out the latest child health news and how to get involved.

RCPCH news

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Media announcements from the RCPCH

RCPCH statement on the Alfie Evans case

"As healthcare professionals involved in the care of babies, children and young people, the priority has to be the child", says RCPCH President

Abolish solitary confinement for children and young people

RCPCH, RCPsych and BMA publish position statement on solitary confinement

RCPCH responds to CQC report on state of care

Give services the tools they require in order to drive up care, says the RCPCH

Child Health News


From independent organisations - not the opinion of, or endorsed by, the RCPCH

Addressing Childhood Developmental Milestones in the Digital Environment

A consultant paediatrician and foundation doctor give their personal view on a 'digital childhood'

Dentists' warning over child tooth decay

Twice as many children under 10 received hospital treatment for tooth decay than a broken arm

Children face 18 month wait for mental health care

Care Quality Commission review warns delays for treatments are damaging to the health of young people

RCPCH campaigns


We campaign on key child health issues to influence government policy

State of child health: Sign up for updates

If you are interested in improving child health and wellbeing in the UK, and want to join our campaign, please get in touch

Child health matters - the 100 day challenge

An update on our challenge to the new governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland