25 March 2020
Once again, the State of Child Health report presents a comprehensive picture—and a sobering set of facts. But we must remember that we can only tell the story when we have the right data to do so.
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.
17 March 2020
Royal Colleges respond to new coronavirus guidance for pregnant women.
9 March 2020
Knife crime gets a lot of attention in the UK press and we should take this worrying trend seriously. But we should also remember that it’s only part of the story. In reality, stab wounds make up a small proportion of the total hospital admissions attributed to violent incidents, and much of the med...
Surveillance of outcome of resuscitated term babies with no heart rate detected at 10 minutes of age starts next month
5 March 2020
This study, run through the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU), will identify the incidence of term babies who receive resuscitation following birth and have no heart rate detected at 10 minutes of age, describing the demographic characteristics, clinical features and initial management of ...
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...
29 January 2018
A new study reinforces calls for the Department of Health to approve the fortification of flour with folic acid to protect against neural tube defects in babies
26 January 2018
We offer additional resources to support girls and young women to understand the risks of taking sodium valproate during pregnancy.
23 January 2018
The End Child Poverty coalition has today published figures providing a new Child Poverty map of the UK. In Wales, the figures show that over 28% of children are living in poverty, and in some constituency, this rises to a 1/3 of all children.
17 January 2018
Child health is suffering at the hands of a disjointed approach from central Government is the warning from the RCPCH as it publishes its “State of Child Health: One year on” scorecard today. The scorecards for England, Scotland and Wales describe progress against the series of recommendations made ...