19 February 2020
There have been reported cases in China of respiratory infections caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which is classified as an airborne high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK. As of 17 February 2020, nine patients in England have tested positive for coronavirus. Governments and ...
10 February 2020
The Government is to consider more flexible training for healthcare professionals who wish to switch discipline. The Department of Health and Social Care said that people who are already working as healthcare professionals "could train to become doctors and nurses more quickly now that the UK has le...
10 January 2020
The College warns that air pollution is the single greatest environmental threat to public health in the UK, and that it disproportionately affects children, young people, and more deprived communities. Our calls include the expansion of clean air zones in towns and cities, bringing forward our comm...
18 December 2019
The General Medical Council has today released its 2019 State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK report. Dr Camilla Kingdon, RCPCH Vice President for Education and Professional Development, welcomes the findings.
10 October 2019
Paediatricians who qualified from medical school in a non-UK country are less likely to be offered a consultant post than their UK-trained peers, according to survey of 155 doctors by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).
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.
5 August 2019
Yesterday the Prime Minister pledged an additional one-off £1.8 billion for the NHS in England. Some of this funding is due to be allocated to children and young people's services but there remains a significant amount to do to help an NHS that is under serious pressure across the country.
13 May 2019
The RCPCH shares the concerns of its members about the damaging effects of climate change, and in particular air pollution, on child health.
8 April 2019
The Mayor of London's Ultra Low Emission Zone has now come into force. RCPCH welcomes the move, but says we also need to see employers and schools encouraging and facilitating better use of public transport and active travel options.
25 March 2019
Wales has taken the next step towards protecting children’s’ rights by introducing legislation to end the physical punishment of children. RCPCH responds.