28 December 2020
Paediatricians have seen a huge rise in cases of anorexia nervosa and other food restriction disorders in this age group, with some reporting a doubling, tripling or even quadrupling of cases compared with the same period last year.
14 December 2020
This guidance, updated in December 2020 and endorsed by RCPCH, has been produced to inform all healthcare professionals of best practice around the use and prescribing of valproate. It supports them to navigate situations that could arise as a result of prescribing valproate to women during childbea...
29 July 2020
Health visitors fear the needs of vulnerable children have been missed due to staff redeployment to support the COVID-19 workforce, according to a new UCL survey.
24 July 2020
We respond to the government's announcement of this year's flu vaccination programme, which includes Year 7 for the first time.
26 June 2020
RCPCH today publishes its first report from Paediatrics 2040, a major project looking at how paediatrics will change over the next 20 years.
1 May 2020
Leading paediatricians in the UK have set out a working definition of an inflammatory syndrome affecting a very small number of children and which may be associated with COVID-19.
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.
4 March 2020
The RCPCH has today published State of Child Health 2020, the largest ever compilation of data on the health of babies, children and young people across all four UK nations. The report shows that for many measures of children’s health and wellbeing, progress has stalled, or is in reverse – something...
3 February 2020
NHSE is conducting a review of the specification for this service and associated policies for 2020. It will also set up an independent expert group to make recommendations regarding the use of puberty suppressants and cross-sex hormones.
30 August 2019
New data from Public Health England reveals 301 new measles cases between April and June 2019. RCPCH's immunisation expert responds.