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.
29 November 2017
Official statistics have been published on the number women who have been fully, partially or not at all breastfed at 6 to 8 weeks after birth.
15 November 2017
OECD report reveals the scale of the UK's obesity epidemic, which has the highest rates in Western Europe
13 November 2017
The Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) has published its ‘Health at a Glance 2017’ report, which reveals that the UK has the highest obesity rates in Western Europe, with rates rising faster than any other developed nations.
9 November 2017
The Scottish Parliament has passed legislation making Scotland the only part of the UK with statutory targets to cut child poverty. The Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill was back unanimously by MSPs, and requires Scottish ministers to ensure that by 2030 less than 10 per cent of children are in relative...