30 August 2019
New data from Public Health England reveals 301 new measles cases between April and June 2019. RCPCH's immunisation expert responds.
28 August 2019
Feeling recharged from a summer holiday, Russell looks to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, as the College is working hard to ensure the new UK Government prioritises child health.
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...
5 August 2019
Yesterday the Prime Minister pledged an additional one-off £1.8 billion for the NHS in England. Some of this funding is due to be allocated to children and young people's services but there remains a significant amount to do to help an NHS that is under serious pressure across the country.
23 August 2017
In 1992 members of the British Paediatric Association (BPA) were asked to vote in a referendum on whether they wished the organisation to apply for a Royal Charter to become a Royal College. Following fifty years of debate on the issue, 61% of the membership said yes and the process formally began. ...
21 August 2017
The Royal Colleges of GPs (RCGP), Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), and Psychiatrists (RCPsych) have committed to five shared principles that they hope will lead to tangible actions to improve the care and support of children and young people (CYP) with mental health problems.
Government childhood obesity plan one year on: end of year report says ‘some good progress but must try harder’
17 August 2017
Despite some good progress, ‘must try harder’ is the assessment of the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) in a report card released today to mark one year since the launch of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan. The OHA, which is made up of over 40 leading health charities, medical royal colleges and...
Local Government Association calls for urgent action on childhood obesity following increase in children with Type 2 diabetes
14 August 2017
Ahead of the first anniversary of the publication of the Government’s childhood obesity plan the Local Government Association (LGA) is calling for urgent action to tackle childhood obesity, given the rising rates of children diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Although not every case of Type 2 diabetes ...