20 October 2020
As part of our Shape of training programme, we asked thousands of children and young people what knowledge, skills and attitude the paediatrician of the future needs. The top themes? Being respectful, kind and friendly, being listened to and understood, having good communication focused on age and n...
27 August 2020
Dr Andrea Srur, Programme Manager for the national Diabetes Quality Programme, describes the recent successes from this project and the challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak.
1 August 2020
We look ahead to plans for digital growth charts, which will be available to parents and carers in 2021.
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.
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.
12 March 2020
The National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NDPA) 2018/19 Annual Report on Care Processes and Outcomes was published today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).
10 March 2020
A few years ago, I got the chance to speak with young carers about their experiences. Together, we created superhero characters to explain some of the many things that they do—and some other things they would like to do. As the RCPCH’s children and young people’s engagement manager, I get to meet wi...
7 March 2020
A good start in life is critical for health—and this story begins before birth. The WHO states that monitoring maternal and child health during pregnancy is critical, and that smoking is one of the most important modifiable lifestyle choices during this period.
6 March 2020
Mental health and wellbeing have entered the collective conscience of paediatric medicine, with widespread speculation that social media use and rising academic stress are among the many new challenges impacting this generation of children and young people.