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.
17 March 2020
Royal Colleges respond to new coronavirus guidance for pregnant women.
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...
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 May 2019
RCPCH's immunisation expert Dr David Elliman says "compulsion may work in some countries, but it is not for us".
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).
6 March 2019
The Scottish Government has today announced that more than £50 million is to be spent on improving access to mental health services for expectant and new mothers. Officer for Scotland, Professor Steve Turner, responds.