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.
31 July 2018
The RCPCH launch the ‘CCT Class of 2016 – Where are they now?’ report, which reveals that just 9.6% of newly trained paediatricians took up a consultant post in community child health, raising concerns for child health.
30 July 2018
In his new presidential blog, Russell considers the huge updates in the health world across the UK, and how we can engage with Government to help ensure children and young people remain a priority in the NHS.
27 July 2018
RCPCH Registrar, Dr Mike Linney, says the decision will 'come as a relief for some'. He warns parents in the meantime to not give children unlicensed cannabinoid oil products.
2 July 2018
The Scottish Government have announced the publication of "A Healthier Future - Scotland's Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan". The plan highlights their vision to improve public health outcomes across the nation, with a paediatric focus on halving childhood obesity by 2030.
27 October 2017
The RCPCH launched the Northern Ireland Policy Response and Recommendations to the UK-wide State of Child Report, the ground breaking RCPCH report which draws together a range of data across 25 key indicators of child physical and mental health creating a snapshot of infant, children and young peop...
Scottish Government launches consultation document on plans for Scotland's new diet and obesity strategy
26 October 2017
Today the Scottish Government has launched its consultation document A Healthier Future - Actions and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight. It sets out three broad areas where they intend to act; transforming the food environment, living healthier and more active lives, and leadership and ...