Why good prevention policy means providing the best possible start in life for children and young people
17 October 2019
Our work on prevention is a vital part of our advocacy with policy makers and politicians. In this article Max Davie writes about our response to the green paper on prevention, and why focusing on the early years is so important for children and young people.
24 September 2019
Returning to work after a relaxing summer holiday, Simon muses on what's been happening at the College - from our calls to preventing ill health to safeguarding support, and considers how he can play his part in the upcoming careers campaign.
1 September 2019
The Second World War began 80 years ago in September 1939. The war brought huge changes to the lives of children in Britain and to the country’s health services.
24 April 2019
Simon introduces himself and his priorities as your new VP for Policy. He highlights College work, including the State of Child Health report update and new resources for better patient data, and reflects on paediatrics as a remarkable career.
3 April 2019
Responding to Call 9 of Children in Scotland's 25 Calls campaign, Claire Burnett, External Affairs Manager, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Scotland, explains how we can act to ensure children born today grow up in a truly healthy nation.
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...
20 March 2019
In a blog to mark World Oral Health Day today, RCPCH member Dr John Furness considers a simple and safe way to protect children from tooth decay – community water fluoridation.
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...
Mark Drakeford announced as new Welsh Labour leader - what does this mean for child health in Wales?
7 December 2018
After months of speculation, campaigning and voting, we now have the result of the Labour leadership contest in Wales. The top job has gone to a man who may not be a household name for RCPCH members so Gethin Matthews-Jones, RCPCH External Affairs Manager for Wales, blogs to answer two questions: wh...
Building a culture of care quality improvement - a dispatch from our combined perinatal programmes in Rwanda
4 December 2018
Mandy Lisle, a midwife working in our Rwandan Obstetric Care Programme in the country's capital city, tells us about the efforts of local health professionals and our 'Global Links' mentors to improve the care for mothers and babies.