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.
7 March 2020
A good start in life is critical for health—and this story begins before birth. The WHO states that monitoring maternal and child health during pregnancy is critical, and that smoking is one of the most important modifiable lifestyle choices during this period.
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...
17 May 2019
RCPCH's immunisation expert Dr David Elliman says "compulsion may work in some countries, but it is not for us".
9 April 2019
Boys aged 12-13 in Northern Ireland are to be offered a vaccine to protect them against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers, the Department of Health has announced. RCPCH responds.
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).
20 February 2019
The Nuffield Trust and the Association for Young People's Health have today published the first ever international comparison of young people's health measures over time, comparing the UK to 18 other high-income countries. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH, responds.
12 December 2018
Around one in three children are growing up in areas of the UK with unsafe levels of air pollution. This is not only damaging for their health, but a fundamental threat to their right to grow up in a clean, healthy environment.
25 October 2018
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.