23 August 2017
In 1992 members of the British Paediatric Association (BPA) were asked to vote in a referendum on whether they wished the organisation to apply for a Royal Charter to become a Royal College. Following fifty years of debate on the issue, 61% of the membership said yes and the process formally began. ...
Scottish workforce report finds one in four paediatric units closed to new admissions due to staffing concerns
23 August 2017
A new report, released today by the RCPCH, found that one in four Scottish paediatric inpatient units, and more than 40% of Scottish neonatal units, closed their doors to new admissions in the 12 months to October 2015 due to concerns over staffing. As part of the report’s recommendations, the RCPCH...
21 August 2017
The Royal Colleges of GPs (RCGP), Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), and Psychiatrists (RCPsych) have committed to five shared principles that they hope will lead to tangible actions to improve the care and support of children and young people (CYP) with mental health problems.
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...
15 August 2017
Steve Turner, Officer for Scotland, introduces this month's newsletter for our members in Scotland.
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 ...
10 August 2017
The first report from the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) provides comprehensive information on how maternity and neonatal care is delivered by the NHS in England, Scotland and Wales. Findings highlight difficulties with staffing and a variation across maternity units in the provision ...