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.
9 January 2020
The GMC today published their first survey of specialty and associate specialist and locally employed doctors. Dr Prakash Kalambettu, chair of the RCPCH’s Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctor Committee, comments on the findings.
29 March 2019
Experts from 13 national bodies, including seven Royal Colleges, have joined forces to launch new practical guidance to support doctors and other health professionals around valproate use in women and girls in their reproductive years.
1 February 2019
We have worked with NHS England on a programme to ensure children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both are able to access appropriate medication, and are not prescribed inappropriate psychotropic medication. Find out more and read our full pledge.
7 November 2018
The study aims to determine the incidence of FAS in the UK and Ireland, investigate which services are accessed by babies and children affected by the condition and raise awareness about FAS among clinical practitioners.
11 July 2018
Dr Alison Steele responds to the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) new report, published today on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children: Storing Up Trouble – A postcode lottery of children’s social care.
25 May 2018
Golf was played on the Friday afternoon when the “weather was sunny and all that could be desired” at the Royal County Down Golf Club... A fascinating insight into the history of RCPCH Golf Day and the Ulster Cup.
24 April 2018
"As healthcare professionals involved in the care of babies, children and young people, the priority has to be the child", says RCPCH President. This case is extremely difficult for all involved; heartbreaking for his parents and emotionally challenging for the doctors and nurses involved in treatin...
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
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.