26 May 2019
The sale of high-energy drinks to under-16s is being banned in hospital retail units. RCPCH's Officer for Scotland welcomes the move to "make NHS hospital sites healthier", but wants "similar measures put in place off NHS sites, to protect and improve child health across Scotland".
23 May 2019
The RCPCH welcomes the Government's commitment to protect children online but, to inform future policy and public advice, says it must go further to ensure researchers have access to high quality data.
13 May 2019
The RCPCH shares the concerns of its members about the damaging effects of climate change, and in particular air pollution, on child health.
27 June 2018
Our new Officer for Wales, Dr David Tuthill, congratulates Dr Mair Parry on an excellent legacy, and outlines what his new role means for him and the RCPCH.
24 June 2018
The plan is "extremely encouraging" says Prof Viner but more supported is needed for children who are already overweight or obese.
21 June 2018
RCPCH President Russell Viner comments on the disturbing practice of family separation in the US.
19 June 2018
The potentially harmful impact of indoor air pollution on children is to be the subject of a major study for the first time in the UK.
15 June 2018
RCPCH President responds to the Government announcement by Home Secretary Sajid Javid that the immigration cap on doctors and nurses is to be lifted from today (Friday 15 June). This means that there will be no restriction on the numbers who can be employed in the NHS through the so-called tier 2 vi...
14 June 2018
The Scottish Government and COSLA have jointly published public health priorities for Scotland, aimed at focussing action across the public sector and voluntary sector and in communities.
13 June 2018
Professor Russell Viner, in his first blog as President, considers the state of play and next steps in the campaign to tackle childhood obesity.