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".
24 May 2019
Professor Helen Bedford says "England has not escaped the recent increase in cases", and urges parents to vaccinate their children to protect them from "a nasty disease which could result in life changing complications or even death".
23 May 2019
The RCPCH welcomes the Government's commitment to protect children online but, to inform future policy and public advice, says it must go further to ensure researchers have access to high quality data.
17 May 2019
RCPCH's immunisation expert Dr David Elliman says "compulsion may work in some countries, but it is not for us".
15 May 2019
The End Child Poverty coalition has released new data today which show that inequalities are widening. From the data, they propose that child poverty is becoming the "new normal" in parts of Britain. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH responds.
13 May 2019
The RCPCH shares the concerns of its members about the damaging effects of climate change, and in particular air pollution, on child health.
23 August 2017
In 1992 members of the British Paediatric Association (BPA) were asked to vote in a referendum on whether they wished the organisation to apply for a Royal Charter to become a Royal College. Following fifty years of debate on the issue, 61% of the membership said yes and the process formally began. ...
Government childhood obesity plan one year on: end of year report says ‘some good progress but must try harder’
17 August 2017
Despite some good progress, ‘must try harder’ is the assessment of the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) in a report card released today to mark one year since the launch of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan. The OHA, which is made up of over 40 leading health charities, medical royal colleges and...
Local Government Association calls for urgent action on childhood obesity following increase in children with Type 2 diabetes
14 August 2017
Ahead of the first anniversary of the publication of the Government’s childhood obesity plan the Local Government Association (LGA) is calling for urgent action to tackle childhood obesity, given the rising rates of children diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Although not every case of Type 2 diabetes ...