26 January 2021
This is a message on clinical eligibility of children and young people for COVID-19 vaccines in phase 1 of the vaccination programme.
13 November 2020
Paediatricians, health visitors and GPs have joined forces to produce guidance for parents who are worried about their new baby.
25 September 2020
Two new reports have been released outlining the findings of a snapshot survey of the UK's general paediatric and neonatal services and workforce in September 2019. The reports provide a pre-COVID benchmark and give recommendations to government, service planners and other decision makers about how ...
1 August 2020
We look ahead to plans for digital growth charts, which will be available to parents and carers in 2021.
1 May 2020
Leading paediatricians in the UK have set out a working definition of an inflammatory syndrome affecting a very small number of children and which may be associated with COVID-19.
5 March 2020
Every death of a child or young person is a unique tragedy. In coping with such events as healthcare professionals, we respond in personalised ways. A common question, though, is whether we did everything we could to prevent it. Did we examine thoroughly? Did we respond to results quickly? Did we li...
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...
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.
Improvements made but more work to be done, says Britain's largest evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services
11 July 2019
RCPCH President responds to latest National Maternity and Perinatal Audit and says whilst the expansion of perinatal mental health support is particularly welcome, support services are under immense pressure. He urges an immediate moratorium on any further cuts so "pregnant women and their children ...
17 June 2019
According to figures published today by the Office for National Statistics, infant mortality rates in England and Wales have risen for the third year running. RCPCH responds.