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

Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years, say researchers

RCPCH Officer for Health Promotion and co-author, Prof Russell Viner says "investment in child health is an investment in the health of the nation"

World is failing newborn babies, say Unicef

RCPCH President responds to 'Every Child Alive' report

Lobby your MP about child poverty in London – take action now!

MPs will debate child poverty in London on Thursday - ask your MP to attend and speak at the debate using our template letter.

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