24 January 2020
There have been reported cases in China of respiratory infections caused by a novel coronavirus (WN-CoV). Governments and public health officials in all UK nations are monitoring the situation. This page provides links to resources from statutory bodies.
10 January 2020
The College warns that air pollution is the single greatest environmental threat to public health in the UK, and that it disproportionately affects children, young people, and more deprived communities. Our calls include the expansion of clean air zones in towns and cities, bringing forward our comm...
Why good prevention policy means providing the best possible start in life for children and young people
17 October 2019
Our work on prevention is a vital part of our advocacy with policy makers and politicians. In this article Max Davie writes about our response to the green paper on prevention, and why focusing on the early years is so important for children and young people.
10 October 2019
The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, has today released an independent report entitled "Time to Change Childhood Obesity". RCPCH President, Professor Russell Viner, responds.
13 September 2019
RSPH say banning junk food ads, building parks and transforming active travel are key to success. RCPCH's Dr Max Davie responds.
7 September 2019
The RCPCH welcomes the CMO's updated physical activity guidelines and says "the key to longevity and success is embedding healthy habits into life early and making them part of a routine".
30 August 2019
New data from Public Health England reveals 301 new measles cases between April and June 2019. RCPCH's immunisation expert responds.
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.
14 August 2019
A paper published in the Lancet finds that, for teenage girls, almost all of the effect of very frequent social media use on wellbeing was due to increased exposure to bullying and reduced sleep and physical exercise. Meanwhile, for teenage boys, the impact on wellbeing appears to be due to other in...
9 July 2019
The move by Public Health England could prevent over 100,000 cancers. The RCPCH's Immunisation Expert responds.