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...
30 August 2019
New data from Public Health England reveals 301 new measles cases between April and June 2019. RCPCH's immunisation expert responds.
19 August 2019
The Prime Minister has today called for urgent action to boost the number of children and young people receiving life-saving vaccinations. This comes as it is revealed that the UK has lost its "measles-free" status with the WHO, three years after it had eliminated the virus.
9 July 2019
The move by Public Health England could prevent over 100,000 cancers. The RCPCH's Immunisation Expert responds.
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".
17 May 2019
RCPCH's immunisation expert Dr David Elliman says "compulsion may work in some countries, but it is not for us".
8 April 2019
The Mayor of London's Ultra Low Emission Zone has now come into force. RCPCH welcomes the move, but says we also need to see employers and schools encouraging and facilitating better use of public transport and active travel options.
2 April 2019
Developing new skills, meeting new people, networking with like-minded colleagues, carrying out a sense of purpose... The benefits often outweigh the time given, which may be why more than 1,100 of you volunteer for the College. Whether it's representing your region or specialty on a committee, work...
27 March 2019
The RCPCH highly recommends vaccination and that anyone who has concerns or questions talk to their health visitor, practice nurse or general practitioner (GP).