18 March 2020
The overall rates of smoking among UK adults and young people have declined in recent decades. Legislation around the consumption, sale and advertisement of cigarettes has become tighter, and wide-reaching public health campaigns have taken effect.
9 January 2020
The GMC today published their first survey of specialty and associate specialist and locally employed doctors. Dr Prakash Kalambettu, chair of the RCPCH’s Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctor Committee, comments on the findings.
29 March 2019
For the final chapter in the "fetal life to adulthood" series devised by Dr Abby Parish, ST6 trainee at Swansea's Singleton Hospital, this year's conference looked at mental health and wellbeing. Here Abby reflects on another successful event before she leaves her position as our Wales Trainee Repre...
6 February 2019
There has been a lot in the media about mental health recently, with the government promising that mental health will be a key focus of the NHS Long Term Plan. But we know that lots of parents will still have niggling questions. Dr Lee Hudson, Mental Health Lead at the Royal College of Paediatrics a...
3 September 2018
The start of the new school year can be particularly stressful. In a new blog for parents, Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, shares his advice on how to keep children healthy, mentally as well as physically, as they prepare to head throu...
11 July 2018
Dr Alison Steele responds to the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) new report, published today on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children: Storing Up Trouble – A postcode lottery of children’s social care.
11 April 2018
Children’s doctors are today calling for councils to give every child an equal opportunity to good dental health as a survey of 1,000 Mumsnet users reveals around one quarter had problems accessing free NHS dental care.
29 January 2018
A new study reinforces calls for the Department of Health to approve the fortification of flour with folic acid to protect against neural tube defects in babies
23 January 2018
The End Child Poverty coalition has today published figures providing a new Child Poverty map of the UK. In Wales, the figures show that over 28% of children are living in poverty, and in some constituency, this rises to a 1/3 of all children.
24 December 2017
School-aged children from the poorest areas are two and a half times more likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency for asthma than their counterparts in the richest areas, and this gap has grown substantially in a decade, new research reveals today.