21 September 2020
1.7 million UK children live in a household that does not have access to sufficient food to make up a healthy diet. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, this number is expected to rise.
1 August 2020
We look ahead to plans for digital growth charts, which will be available to parents and carers in 2021.
30 July 2020
Our President, Professor Russell Viner, responds to the publication of the NHS People Plan 2020/21.
29 July 2020
Health visitors fear the needs of vulnerable children have been missed due to staff redeployment to support the COVID-19 workforce, according to a new UCL survey.
24 July 2020
We respond to the government's announcement of this year's flu vaccination programme, which includes Year 7 for the first time.
7 July 2020
Dr Karen Street, Assistant Officer for Mental Health and Wellbeing, responds to a new BMA report which considers the impact of COVID-19 on mental health.
27 April 2020
Access to and supply of personal protective equipment remains a significant issue. Last week the Government appointed Lord Deighton to oversee efforts to improve the supply of PPE.
9 March 2020
Knife crime gets a lot of attention in the UK press and we should take this worrying trend seriously. But we should also remember that it’s only part of the story. In reality, stab wounds make up a small proportion of the total hospital admissions attributed to violent incidents, and much of the med...
Surveillance of outcome of resuscitated term babies with no heart rate detected at 10 minutes of age starts next month
5 March 2020
This study, run through the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU), will identify the incidence of term babies who receive resuscitation following birth and have no heart rate detected at 10 minutes of age, describing the demographic characteristics, clinical features and initial management of ...
4 March 2020
The RCPCH has today published State of Child Health 2020, the largest ever compilation of data on the health of babies, children and young people across all four UK nations. The report shows that for many measures of children’s health and wellbeing, progress has stalled, or is in reverse – something...