10 January 2020
The College warns that air pollution is the single greatest environmental threat to public health in the UK, and that it disproportionately affects children, young people, and more deprived communities. Our calls include the expansion of clean air zones in towns and cities, bringing forward our comm...
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 ...
13 June 2019
Prof Steve Turner welcomes Scottish Government's decision to change nutritional standards in schools to include more fruit and vegetables and less processed red meat and sugar.
26 May 2019
The sale of high-energy drinks to under-16s is being banned in hospital retail units. RCPCH's Officer for Scotland welcomes the move to "make NHS hospital sites healthier", but wants "similar measures put in place off NHS sites, to protect and improve child health across Scotland".
5 April 2019
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".
27 March 2019
The RCPCH highly recommends vaccination and that anyone who has concerns or questions talk to their health visitor, practice nurse or general practitioner (GP).
25 March 2019
Wales has taken the next step towards protecting children’s’ rights by introducing legislation to end the physical punishment of children. RCPCH responds.
6 March 2019
The Scottish Government has today announced that more than £50 million is to be spent on improving access to mental health services for expectant and new mothers. Officer for Scotland, Professor Steve Turner, responds.
28 February 2019
RCPCH's Officer for Scotland responds to new 'children in families with limited resources' data as one in five children in Scotland miss out on basic rights such as a warm winter coat and outdoor space
25 February 2019
RCPCH responds to new study, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, which reveals of the multivitamins surveyed, doses ranged from 0 to 800 IU.