We invite all members to join our Annual General Meeting event next Monday, 10 May, 12:30. Featuring a keynote presentation by the new Chair of Save the Children UK, handover of the RCPCH presidency and all AGM items.
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.
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".
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.