19 February 2020
There have been reported cases in China of respiratory infections caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which is classified as an airborne high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK. As of 17 February 2020, nine patients in England have tested positive for coronavirus. Governments and ...
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.
13 June 2019
Prof Steve Turner welcomes Scottish Government's decision to change nutritional standards in schools to include more fruit and vegetables and less processed red meat and sugar.
17 May 2019
RCPCH's immunisation expert Dr David Elliman says "compulsion may work in some countries, but it is not for us".
25 April 2019
New guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for children under 5 are “useful benchmarks” but require cautious interpretation, says RCPCH's Dr Max Davie.
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).
25 February 2019
RCPCH responds to new study, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, which reveals of the multivitamins surveyed, doses ranged from 0 to 800 IU.
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.
17 January 2019
RCPCH's Officer for Wales welcomes the focus the proposals place on children and the early years but calls on the Government to move quickly to support children who need weight management support now.
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.