31 July 2018
The RCPCH launch the ‘CCT Class of 2016 – Where are they now?’ report, which reveals that just 9.6% of newly trained paediatricians took up a consultant post in community child health, raising concerns for child health.
30 July 2018
In his new presidential blog, Russell considers the huge updates in the health world across the UK, and how we can engage with Government to help ensure children and young people remain a priority in the NHS.
24 July 2018
RCPCH responds to 'shocking' new obesity statistics, published today by Public Health England (PHE).
19 July 2018
Draft guidance published today by the Department of Education aims to make sure that education prepares young people for life in the modern world. Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion, responds.
18 July 2018
Ofsted have released a new report today regarding the role that schools have in tackling the childhood obesity crisis.
11 July 2018
Dr Alison Steele responds to the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) new report, published today on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children: Storing Up Trouble – A postcode lottery of children’s social care.
9 July 2018
The GMC have released the initial findings of the annual national training survey for 2018. This is a detailed UK-wide poll of more than 70,000 doctors in training and doctors who act as trainers.
2 July 2018
The Scottish Government have announced the publication of "A Healthier Future - Scotland's Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan". The plan highlights their vision to improve public health outcomes across the nation, with a paediatric focus on halving childhood obesity by 2030.
Scottish workforce report finds one in four paediatric units closed to new admissions due to staffing concerns
23 August 2017
A new report, released today by the RCPCH, found that one in four Scottish paediatric inpatient units, and more than 40% of Scottish neonatal units, closed their doors to new admissions in the 12 months to October 2015 due to concerns over staffing. As part of the report’s recommendations, the RCPCH...
Government childhood obesity plan one year on: end of year report says ‘some good progress but must try harder’
17 August 2017
Despite some good progress, ‘must try harder’ is the assessment of the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) in a report card released today to mark one year since the launch of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan. The OHA, which is made up of over 40 leading health charities, medical royal colleges and...