23 July 2019
Yesterday the Government published its eagerly awaited green paper on prevention, seeking views on its proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England. We know that primary prevention that begins before birth is crucial to the success of the NHS Long Term Plan, and so RCPCH welco...
27 June 2019
The measure forms part of a range of recommendations made by RCPCH as part of our ambitious “Prevention Vision”. The amount of free sugar in baby food should be reduced and the Government should place a “moratorium” on public health funding cuts, according to bold recommendations outlined today by l...
Child health high on the agenda, but political uncertainty and public health cuts pose risk to progress, warns RCPCH President
23 January 2019
The RCPCH has published State of Child Health: Two Years On, which highlights progress made against the policy recommendations in our landmark State of Child Health 2017 report.
4 January 2019
In a UK first, the RCPCH publishes new guidance to help parents manage their children’s screen time.
4 December 2018
For the first time, The Health Survey looks at links between parent and child obesity. RCPCH responds saying it is a "cycle of life that can have terrible consequences to the health of entire families for generations".
23 November 2018
Junk food advertising will be banned on the entire Transport for London (TfL) network from February under groundbreaking measures to help tackle child obesity, the Mayor of London confirmed today.
22 November 2018
RCPCH President responds to new data reported by Diabetes UK saying it emphasises the need to act.
17 November 2018
RCPCH President says the OHA analysis 'comes at an important time' as the Government prepares to consult on the issue, but warns weight management services are needed to help children already obese get back to a healthy weight.
30 October 2018
RCPCH responds to new research which suggests these drugs may alter gut microbes associated with weight gain.
England falling behind other European countries in the race to improve children’s health, reveals new report
15 October 2018
The RCPCH has launched a new report, Child health in 2030 in England: comparisons with other wealthy countries, which uses long-term historical data to project outcomes for children and young people's health in 2030.