28 March 2019
The Department for Work and Pensions has published a report today on living standards on the UK based on household income measures for the 2017-18 financial year. Professor Russell Viner, President of the 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).
18 March 2019
The APPG on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing call for more research and tighter social media regulation. RCPCH responds saying social media has benefits as well as threats and the full impact of some are still unknown, "that’s why inquiries that explore this unchartered te...
12 March 2019
RCPCH Officer for Health Improvement responds to new report published by the Children's Rights Alliance for England, saying "Brexit is a complex and important priority; however, it should not mean that other issues get left on the shelf".
Tackling air pollution "won't happen overnight" - RCPCH responds to report from Public Health England
11 March 2019
A report from Public Health England recommends various ways to reduce air pollution and improve air quality. Air pollution remains the largest environmental risk to people's health in the UK, causing between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths every year.
6 March 2019
The new data reveals that almost nine out of ten hospital tooth extractions among young children are due to preventable tooth decay.
24 June 2018
The plan is "extremely encouraging" says Prof Viner but more supported is needed for children who are already overweight or obese.
19 June 2018
Health campaigners are calling for the restrictions on junk food television advertising to be extended to on-demand services. New analysis from the OHA has found that children streaming their favourite shows online are inundated with adverts for unhealthy food and drinks. RCPCH respond to these call...
15 June 2018
According to Public Health England findings released today, children in England have already exceeded their yearly maximum recommended intake of sugar. Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion for the RCPCH responds to this announcement.
12 June 2018
Today Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, gave evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on the impact of energy drinks on children and young people. Professor Viner warned MPs that the caffeine and sugar content in energy ...