9 March 2021
The elections to the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments will be unlike any other, taking place in the context of the global pandemic. Although most children and teenagers do not become seriously ill with COVID-19, the impact on their lives, education, services and mental health and wellbeing has been im...
12 January 2021
Our Officer for Health Improvement reacts to reports and pictures of packages sent to families who rely on the free school meals programme.
20 November 2020
RCPCH President Professor Russell Viner responds to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's report, Children's Rights in Great Britain, published on World Children's Day.
UK CMOs, Academy and GMC issue joint statement to support doctors throughout the second COVID-19 wave
11 November 2020
The Chief Medical Officers of all four UK nations, NHS England and NHS Improvement, General Medical Council and Academy of Medical Royal Colleges have today issued a statement to recognise that the peak of pressure from coronavirus infections will again require temporary changes to practice, and not...
26 October 2020
RCPCH has joined a new campaigning coalition; the Inequalities in Health Alliance (IHA).
2200 paediatricians sign open letter to Prime Minister urging Government to extend free school meals to cover holidays
24 October 2020
Thousands of members sign an open letter urging the UK Government to change course on free school meals during the holidays.
23 October 2020
We join a coalition of organisations in declaring a climate emergency and publish a plan to accelerate our work in this area.
21 September 2020
Russell comments on today's press conference by Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer, and Sir Patrick Vallance, Chief Scientific Officer.
14 July 2020
The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter that could be more serious than the first, says a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences. Responding to 'Preparing for a challenging winter', the RCPCH made the following statement on vaccinations and pro...
9 July 2020
We respond to plans from the Welsh government to re-open schools in September.