Improvements made but more work to be done, says Britain's largest evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services
11 July 2019
RCPCH President responds to latest National Maternity and Perinatal Audit and says whilst the expansion of perinatal mental health support is particularly welcome, support services are under immense pressure. He urges an immediate moratorium on any further cuts so "pregnant women and their children ...
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.
7 November 2018
The study aims to determine the incidence of FAS in the UK and Ireland, investigate which services are accessed by babies and children affected by the condition and raise awareness about FAS among clinical practitioners.
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.
15 June 2018
RCPCH President Russell Viner respond to today's report by MBRRACE-UK, which aims to analyse data and evaluate improvements in healthcare for mothers and babies.
12 June 2018
Baby charity The Lullaby Trust has developed Baby Check, a free app that helps parents test their baby for different signs of illness and determine how unwell they are.
More resource needed or we’ll ‘burn out’ and services will become more unsafe say children’s doctors
25 April 2018
Additional resourcing of children’s health services is urgently needed as a new report highlights the daily struggle hospitals face to meet standards that provide children with high quality, safe and consistent healthcare.
Scottish workforce report finds one in four paediatric units closed to new admissions due to staffing concerns
23 August 2017
A new report, released today by the RCPCH, found that one in four Scottish paediatric inpatient units, and more than 40% of Scottish neonatal units, closed their doors to new admissions in the 12 months to October 2015 due to concerns over staffing. As part of the report’s recommendations, the RCPCH...
10 August 2017
The first report from the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) provides comprehensive information on how maternity and neonatal care is delivered by the NHS in England, Scotland and Wales. Findings highlight difficulties with staffing and a variation across maternity units in the provision ...