25 September 2019
The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland. RCPCH Officer for Scotland, Professor Steve Turner, responds.
4 September 2019
Responding to today’s Programme for Government, RCPCH Scotland highlighted the mixed bag offered by Scottish Government for Scotland’s children. RCPCH Scotland welcomed the actions being taken on air pollution, child poverty, early year’s mental health and disability assistance.
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
26 January 2018
The RCPCH recognises the substantial impact that decisions by the General Medical Council and the High Court have on medical professionals. This case is tragic for all involved, the child, the family, a nurse and a doctor. The case has also engendered anxiety, anger and bewilderment.
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.
17 January 2018
Child health is suffering at the hands of a disjointed approach from central Government is the warning from the RCPCH as it publishes its “State of Child Health: One year on” scorecard today. The scorecards for England, Scotland and Wales describe progress against the series of recommendations made ...
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.
7 December 2017
Professor Mary Fewtrell, Nutrition Lead at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, responds to these latest findings which were published by the UCL Institute of Education.
5 December 2017
Doctors, and indeed all healthcare staff, are committed to delivering high quality, safe care and avoiding errors. But when errors do occur, as they will on occasion, it is crucial to reflect, understand why the mistake happened and do everything possible to prevent a similar occurrence again.