10 October 2019
The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, has today released an independent report entitled "Time to Change Childhood Obesity". RCPCH President, Professor Russell Viner, responds.
23 July 2019
Yesterday the Government published its eagerly awaited green paper on prevention, seeking views on its proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England. We know that primary prevention that begins before birth is crucial to the success of the NHS Long Term Plan, and so RCPCH welco...
27 June 2019
The measure forms part of a range of recommendations made by RCPCH as part of our ambitious “Prevention Vision”. The amount of free sugar in baby food should be reduced and the Government should place a “moratorium” on public health funding cuts, according to bold recommendations outlined today by l...
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.
25 January 2019
Its only 25 days into the New Year (happy new year by the way) and it feels like 25 months have passed. We’ve seen the launch of the NHS Long Term Plan (England), launched our own screen time guidance and hosted a roundtable with three CMOs on social media use, launched our State of Child Health 201...
Child health high on the agenda, but political uncertainty and public health cuts pose risk to progress, warns RCPCH President
23 January 2019
The RCPCH has published State of Child Health: Two Years On, which highlights progress made against the policy recommendations in our landmark State of Child Health 2017 report.
17 July 2018
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has published its report today, providing recommendations on infant feeding from birth up to 12 months of age. The last review of infant feeding was undertaken by SACN's predecessor, Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA) in 1994 and ...
11 July 2018
Dr Alison Steele responds to the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) new report, published today on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children: Storing Up Trouble – A postcode lottery of children’s social care.
2 July 2018
In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the NHS, Dr Winifred Baddoo, Chair of the British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology, has written a blog looking back over the history of confirmation of deafness in children, and the ways in which habilitation for these children, through NHS service...
12 June 2018
Professor Mary Fewtrell, Nutrition Lead on the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's Health Promotion Committee responds to the new position statement on infant feeding, published today by the Royal College of Midwives.