28 December 2020
Paediatricians have seen a huge rise in cases of anorexia nervosa and other food restriction disorders in this age group, with some reporting a doubling, tripling or even quadrupling of cases compared with the same period last year.
20 November 2020
RCPCH President Professor Russell Viner responds to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's report, Children's Rights in Great Britain, published on World Children's Day.
16 October 2020
Our standards, produced with the Child Protection Special Interest Group, provide a benchmark for consistency in commissioning and service design.
1 August 2020
We look ahead to plans for digital growth charts, which will be available to parents and carers in 2021.
24 June 2020
Today, health leaders called for a review of lessons learned during the first phase of the pandemic. We've set out an additional call for a rapid review into the experiences of children and young people during the first wave, so that they can be protected from the harshest mitigation measures if we ...
1,500* paediatricians sign open letter to Prime Minister urging Government to make reopening of schools a priority
17 June 2020
RCPCH publishes an open letter from members about the importance of a plan to reopen schools.
16 June 2020
Changes have been made to our Child Protection Companion's chapter 9, ''Recognition of physical abuse' to accommodate suggested amendments by the British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group on the timing of blood investigations for fractures.
12 June 2020
To mark Pride month in the UK, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has published a set of commitments to support LGBTQ+ young people.
10 June 2020
This updated RCPCH advice for clinicians is provided to help members in their discussions with children and young people who are shielding across the UK and their families.
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,...