19 February 2020
There have been reported cases in China of respiratory infections caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which is classified as an airborne high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK. As of 17 February 2020, nine patients in England have tested positive for coronavirus. Governments and ...
5 February 2020
Dr Mike Linney, Registrar and Chair of the Ethics Committee for RCPCH, welcomes recent guidance from NICE, but notes the urgent need for high quality, independent research on this medicine to provide the best possible care for children with complex epilepsy.
13 January 2020
Rising demand and workforce shortages are leading to vacancies in vulnerable children and families lead roles across the UK, according to research published today by RCPCH. The findings also reveal that many Trusts, Health Boards, and CCGs have yet to create roles for child deaths, Looked After Chil...
16 December 2019
Domperidone is no longer licensed for use in children younger than 12 years or those weighing less than 35 kg because of a lack of evidence for benefit.
16 October 2019
Withdrawal and Medicines Alerts for Ranitidine Related Products Zantac®, used to treat conditions such as acid reflux in children, has been recalled by its manufacturer because of concerns that it may contain low levels of NDMA.
9 October 2019
In April this year, the Welsh Government published a report produced by Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives, reviewing maternity services at Cwm Taf Health Board.
19 August 2019
Everyone who works in child health has a responsibility to safeguard and protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse. RCPCH members can access a number of resources to support this work.
13 August 2019
Last week, NICE published draft recommendations on the use of cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs) following evaluation of their clinical and cost-effectiveness, and NHS England published a review aimed at assessing the barriers to prescribing cannabis-based medicinal products where it is safe ...
5 August 2019
Yesterday the Prime Minister pledged an additional one-off £1.8 billion for the NHS in England. Some of this funding is due to be allocated to children and young people's services but there remains a significant amount to do to help an NHS that is under serious pressure across the country.
6 June 2019
Today, Leslie Hamilton and his working group have published their independent review into how the law on gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice. RCPCH President, Professor Russell Viner, responds.