28 December 2020
Paediatricians have seen a huge rise in cases of anorexia nervosa and other food restriction disorders in this age group, with some reporting a doubling, tripling or even quadrupling of cases compared with the same period last year.
14 December 2020
This guidance, updated in December 2020 and endorsed by RCPCH, has been produced to inform all healthcare professionals of best practice around the use and prescribing of valproate. It supports them to navigate situations that could arise as a result of prescribing valproate to women during childbea...
8 December 2020
We have carefully reviewed this court ruling, which addresses the consent of children and young people to the use of puberty suppressing drugs as part of the treatment of gender dysphoria. We consider that the ruling should not have implications for the general ethical or legal framework for childre...
3 August 2020
Russell has heard from many members with concerns for at-risk and vulnerable children in this period, and we're now seeking your insights. He also welcomes the UK government's recent announcement about obesity and junk food advertising, but we need to understand how people's lives are and see the de...
30 July 2020
Our President, Professor Russell Viner, responds to the publication of the NHS People Plan 2020/21.
26 June 2020
Ranitidine products (Brand names including Zantac®) were voluntarily withdrawn by manufacturers in October 2019, because of fears that they may contain low levels of an impurity called NMDA.
27 April 2020
Access to and supply of personal protective equipment remains a significant issue. Last week the Government appointed Lord Deighton to oversee efforts to improve the supply of PPE.
18 March 2020
The overall rates of smoking among UK adults and young people have declined in recent decades. Legislation around the consumption, sale and advertisement of cigarettes has become tighter, and wide-reaching public health campaigns have taken effect.
4 March 2020
The RCPCH has today published State of Child Health 2020, the largest ever compilation of data on the health of babies, children and young people across all four UK nations. The report shows that for many measures of children’s health and wellbeing, progress has stalled, or is in reverse – something...
3 February 2020
NHSE is conducting a review of the specification for this service and associated policies for 2020. It will also set up an independent expert group to make recommendations regarding the use of puberty suppressants and cross-sex hormones.