24 January 2020
There have been reported cases in China of respiratory infections caused by a novel coronavirus, which is classified as an airborne high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK. As of 10 February 2020, there are eight confirmed cases in the UK. Governments and public health officials in all ...
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...
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.
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.
26 February 2019
The Health and Social Care Committee has published a report today about the first 1,000 days of life. Dr Max Davie, RCPCH Officer for Health Improvement, responds.
20 February 2019
The Nuffield Trust and the Association for Young People's Health have today published the first ever international comparison of young people's health measures over time, comparing the UK to 18 other high-income countries. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH, responds.
10 December 2018
Baby loss charities, Sands and Bliss, have today released a report which reveals that most services lack sufficient specialist staffing input and appropriate facilities to support grieving families. Dr David Evans responds.
22 November 2018
RCPCH President responds to new data reported by Diabetes UK saying it emphasises the need to act.