19 August 2019
The Prime Minister has today called for urgent action to boost the number of children and young people receiving life-saving vaccinations. This comes as it is revealed that the UK has lost its "measles-free" status with the WHO, three years after it had eliminated the virus.
25 April 2019
New guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for children under 5 are “useful benchmarks” but require cautious interpretation, says RCPCH's Dr Max Davie.
8 April 2019
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.
7 February 2019
The UK's Chief Medical Officers have issued guidance on children and young people's use of social media and screen time.
23 November 2018
Junk food advertising will be banned on the entire Transport for London (TfL) network from February under groundbreaking measures to help tackle child obesity, the Mayor of London confirmed today.
23 October 2018
As the Chancellor's budget approaches, over 100 organisations, including the RCPCH, come together to ask that he puts children at the heart of its spending decisions.
29 August 2018
RCPCH President, Professor Russell Viner, responds to the announcement saying "the growing market for energy drinks and potential for harm to children and young people clearly warrants further scrutiny."
22 August 2018
Professor Helen Bedford stresses the importance of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine in response to news that measles rates in Europe have hit a record high in this decade.
24 June 2018
The plan is "extremely encouraging" says Prof Viner but more supported is needed for children who are already overweight or obese.
15 May 2018
RCPCH President says 'prevention is much simpler than cure' and calls on government to prevent obese children becoming obese adults with a string of bold measures.