27 February 2020
As of 27 February 2020, 15 patients in the UK have tested positive for COVID-19, a novel coronavirus, which is classified as an airborne high consequence infectious disease (HCID). Governments and public health officials in all UK nations are monitoring the situation. This page provides links to res...
10 January 2020
The College warns that air pollution is the single greatest environmental threat to public health in the UK, and that it disproportionately affects children, young people, and more deprived communities. Our calls include the expansion of clean air zones in towns and cities, bringing forward our comm...
5 April 2019
RCPCH responds to latest study, which casts doubt on whether spending time on screens before bed is harmful to people's mental health, and says "we would still suggest that families follow our guidance published earlier this year".
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.
7 February 2019
The UK's Chief Medical Officers have issued guidance on children and young people's use of social media and screen time.
4 January 2019
In a UK first, the RCPCH publishes new guidance to help parents manage their children’s screen time.
20 December 2018
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has today launched a report in response to severe workforce pressures faced by paediatric units across the UK.
19 December 2018
Scotland will recruit an additional 80 mental health professionals to work with children and young people, following a £4 million investment.
12 December 2018
RCPCH Officer for Scotland responds, saying "the impact of inequality on child health should not be underestimated".
25 October 2018
In a guest blog anticipating the start of 'flu season, RCPCH immunisation experts, Professor Helen Bedford and Dr David Elliman share their thoughts on improving rates of vaccination among children, some misconceptions around the flu vaccination and the role of the paediatrician.