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.
Improvements made but more work to be done, says Britain's largest evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services
11 July 2019
RCPCH President responds to latest National Maternity and Perinatal Audit and says whilst the expansion of perinatal mental health support is particularly welcome, support services are under immense pressure. He urges an immediate moratorium on any further cuts so "pregnant women and their children ...
4 July 2019
Dr Nicola Jay, consultant paediatrician at Sheffield Children's Hospital, has been appointed as the new Officer for Workforce Planning and Health Services. She considers an example of a 'wicked problem' in paediatrics - the health workforce crisis in the UK - and how we can move forward.
2 July 2019
You don’t need to look too far to find news articles on mental health and burnout in the NHS. Dr Emily Clark, ST3 Paediatrics, gives insights from a recent trainees' study day in Wales - including coaching on decision-making skills and mental toughness as well as yoga and cake - and lists some helpf...
24 June 2019
We believe that child health research should be embedded as part of every paediatrician’s training, and throughout their careers. If you’re a consultant, SAS doctor or CCT holder, we invite you to complete our 2019 Participation in Child Health Research survey and tell us how we can support you in c...
17 June 2019
According to figures published today by the Office for National Statistics, infant mortality rates in England and Wales have risen for the third year running. RCPCH responds.
3 June 2019
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended that all medical practitioners be placed on the Shortage Occupation List - a real achievement for the College which has repeatedly requests that paediatrics be fully included on the list in all 4 countries in the UK.
17 May 2019
RCPCH's immunisation expert Dr David Elliman says "compulsion may work in some countries, but it is not for us".
15 May 2019
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.
Worrying lack of children’s doctors in Wales could damage health of future generations, say medical experts
10 May 2019
Our new report says the current workforce must expand, with an increase of 42% consultant paediatricians, to deliver the appropriate standards of care to children and young people.