27 October 2017
Party conference season has been and gone for another year. Whilst Brexit, party in-fighting and unfortunate pranks may have been the talk of the main stages, it was on the fringes where the real meaty debate was taking place. RCPCH Public Affairs Lead Margaret Donnellan reflects on this year’s high...
16 October 2017
The Association for Young People's Health (AYHP) have launched Key Data on Young People 2017, a report which looks at living circumstances, education and employment, information about health behaviours and lifestyle, sexual health, mental health, physical health and long-term conditions, and use of ...
Care Quality Commission report warns the future quality of the health system is at risk as it struggles to cope with demand
10 October 2017
We respond to the CQC State of Care report, published in October 2017.
Obesity Health Alliance analysis reveals soaring costs of obesity as junk food companies pour millions into advertising
10 October 2017
The Obesity Health Alliance, of which the RCPCH is a steering group member, have published an analysis research revealing the money spent on junk food advertising far outweighs the amount Government is able to spend on healthy eating campaigns, leading to an unbalanced environment pushing us towards...
Government childhood obesity plan one year on: end of year report says ‘some good progress but must try harder’
17 August 2017
Despite some good progress, ‘must try harder’ is the assessment of the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) in a report card released today to mark one year since the launch of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan. The OHA, which is made up of over 40 leading health charities, medical royal colleges and...
Local Government Association calls for urgent action on childhood obesity following increase in children with Type 2 diabetes
14 August 2017
Ahead of the first anniversary of the publication of the Government’s childhood obesity plan the Local Government Association (LGA) is calling for urgent action to tackle childhood obesity, given the rising rates of children diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Although not every case of Type 2 diabetes ...