We have three exciting new Officer and Assistant Officer roles open to members - in climate change, careers and child protection. Plus vacancies on a new general paediatrics committee and posts especially for SAS doctors and trainees.
The front cover of our Epilepsy12 organisational and clinical audits report for 2023 embodies the spirit of resilience. The documents give insight into the diagnosis and care of children and young people with epilepsy, and the organisation of services.
Join us on 14 November in London for our first 'listening event'. The CPD-accredited day has the collective wellbeing and working lives of paediatricians at its heart, and we want to hear your stories.
Professor Helen Bedford says "England has not escaped the recent increase in cases", and urges parents to vaccinate their children to protect them from "a nasty disease which could result in life changing complications or even death".
The RCPCH welcomes the Government's commitment to protect children online but, to inform future policy and public advice, says it must go further to ensure researchers have access to high quality data.
The End Child Poverty coalition has released new data today which show that inequalities are widening. From the data, they propose that child poverty is becoming the "new normal" in parts of Britain. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH responds.
The Mayor of London's Ultra Low Emission Zone has now come into force. RCPCH welcomes the move, but says we also need to see employers and schools encouraging and facilitating better use of public transport and active travel options.
RCPCH responds to latest study, which casts doubt on whether spending time on screens before bed is harmful to people's mental health, and says "we would still suggest that families follow our guidance published earlier this year".
The Department for Work and Pensions has published a report today on living standards on the UK based on household income measures for the 2017-18 financial year. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH, responds.