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.
7 February 2019
The UK's Chief Medical Officers have issued guidance on children and young people's use of social media and screen time.
22 August 2018
Professor Helen Bedford stresses the importance of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine in response to news that measles rates in Europe have hit a record high in this decade.
24 June 2018
The plan is "extremely encouraging" says Prof Viner but more supported is needed for children who are already overweight or obese.
18 June 2018
Theresa May has announced the Government's plans for the NHS in a speech covering issues including workforce, patient-focused care and childhood obesity.
17 January 2018
Child health is suffering at the hands of a disjointed approach from central Government is the warning from the RCPCH as it publishes its “State of Child Health: One year on” scorecard today. The scorecards for England, Scotland and Wales describe progress against the series of recommendations made ...
Latest figures show target for MMR vaccination for five year olds in England has been met for the first time
20 September 2017
Statistics published today by NHS Digital show that the proportion of children receiving the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine by age five has increased year on year since 2006-07. Coverage was 95.0% cent in 2016-17 compared with 94.8% for 2015-16, meeting the World Health Organisation (WHO) ...
Research published in the Archives of Diseases in Childhood finds overall improvement in survival rates of preterm babies
8 September 2017
Professor Neena Modi says this is a tribute to the dedication of healthcare professionals around the country.