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

Blog: Explore Your Medical Archives!

To celebrate Explore Your Archive week 2017, we've collaborated with the RCP and RCOG in a joint blog about our archive collections.

UK Supreme Court rules that minimum unit pricing in Scotland can proceed

Prof Steve Turner says the measure will make 'a big difference to the health and wellbeing of young people in Scotland'

OECD report reveals the scale of the UK's obesity epidemic, which has the highest rates in Western Europe

Prof Neena Modi, RCPCH President, says findings show government urgently needs to "refocus investment and recognise the value of health to the nation"

Child Health News


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

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

Fewer under-18s with mental health issues admitted to non-specialist wards in Scotland

Increased bed capacity in specialist units and stability in staffing levels attributed to the fall in admissions

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