5x5: Our History

This summer we celebrate 25 years of RCPCH! So we're looking at five achievements in five areas. Our first 5x5 video takes a quick look back at our history.

In 1996, we gained a charter and became the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

We took over responsibility for training and exams from the Royal College of Physicians in 1999, and continue to improve our support for trainees

We’ve had an international presence from the start and we’ve grown our support abroad through our global programmes which began in 2011

Our research activities developed with evidence based guidelines launched in 2005 and we continue to publish clinical guidelines, audits and lobby for improvements today

Our membership has increased from the first 60 members of the BPA to over 20,000 today. Our first fellowship ceremony was for just 26 new Fellows in 1999, while in 2019, we welcomed 345 members and Fellows