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.
7 March 2020
A good start in life is critical for health—and this story begins before birth. The WHO states that monitoring maternal and child health during pregnancy is critical, and that smoking is one of the most important modifiable lifestyle choices during this period.
4 March 2020
The RCPCH has today published State of Child Health 2020, the largest ever compilation of data on the health of babies, children and young people across all four UK nations. The report shows that for many measures of children’s health and wellbeing, progress has stalled, or is in reverse – something...
28 January 2020
A joint report by RCPCH and the Royal College of Physicians suggests we need to do more to improve the quality of our indoor air.
25 September 2019
The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland. RCPCH Officer for Scotland, Professor Steve Turner, 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.
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.
24 September 2018
A new report launched today by Cancer Research UK reveals that obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer among UK women in 25 years' time. RCPCH responds.
24 June 2018
The plan is "extremely encouraging" says Prof Viner but more supported is needed for children who are already overweight or obese.
19 June 2018
The potentially harmful impact of indoor air pollution on children is to be the subject of a major study for the first time in the UK.