28 May 2020
We regret that the MRCPCH Clinical Examination due to be held in Kolkata in September 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
7 April 2020
Our President contributes to a joint statement by medical leaders, encouraging people to use the NHS in the usual way in the case of serious illness.
6 April 2020
Growing up overweight or obese is a pervasive and—importantly—preventable disadvantage. It worsens physical and mental health and reduces social and economic success. It can trap people in a cycle of sedentary activity, overeating, and escalating weight. This leads to poor wellbeing and, ultimately,...
3 April 2020
Our President Professor Russell Viner comments on concerns about delayed presentation among children with non-COVID related illness.
23 March 2020
We are monitoring the ongoing issues with the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus, and the impact on our theory and clinical examinations for MRCPCH and Diploma of Child Health. As of 23 March, we have postponed all exams through the end of August 2020, and will review again in Jun...
18 March 2020
The overall rates of smoking among UK adults and young people have declined in recent decades. Legislation around the consumption, sale and advertisement of cigarettes has become tighter, and wide-reaching public health campaigns have taken effect.
17 March 2020
Royal Colleges respond to new coronavirus guidance for pregnant women.
26 February 2020
We responded to calls for doctors to 'take responsibility' for the NHS. Our joint letter was published in The Times.
9 January 2020
The GMC today published their first survey of specialty and associate specialist and locally employed doctors. Dr Prakash Kalambettu, chair of the RCPCH’s Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctor Committee, comments on the findings.
13 November 2019
Our election manifesto calls for action on workforce and healthier environments for children and young people.