25 January 2019
Its only 25 days into the New Year (happy new year by the way) and it feels like 25 months have passed. We’ve seen the launch of the NHS Long Term Plan (England), launched our own screen time guidance and hosted a roundtable with three CMOs on social media use, launched our State of Child Health 201...
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.
14 January 2019
As part of its childhood obesity plan, Government has launched a consultation on restricting promotions of food and drink that is high in fat, sugar and salt.
7 January 2019
The Government has published its Long Term Plan for the NHS in England. The Plan presents a vision for the future of the NHS in England and includes ambitions for the next 10 years.
4 January 2019
In a UK first, the RCPCH publishes new guidance to help parents manage their children’s screen time.
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
Statistics released today by NHS Digital reveal that one in eight children between the ages of five and 19, surveyed in England in 2017, had a mental health disorder. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH responds.
20 November 2018
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has today launched a new report calling for action to address smoking closer to where people live. Dr Max Davie responds.
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.
5 November 2018
"We commend Government for their commitment" says Professor Russell Viner, but emphasises this will be difficult to achieve without a "significant expansion to the child health workforce".