10 March 2020
A few years ago, I got the chance to speak with young carers about their experiences. Together, we created superhero characters to explain some of the many things that they do—and some other things they would like to do. As the RCPCH’s children and young people’s engagement manager, I get to meet wi...
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...
8 March 2020
There are many reasons why a child or young person might need to be looked after by the state, including abuse and neglect, family dysfunction, and a family in acute stress—all social disadvantages that arise more often in economically challenging times.
6 March 2020
Mental health and wellbeing have entered the collective conscience of paediatric medicine, with widespread speculation that social media use and rising academic stress are among the many new challenges impacting this generation of children and young people.
10 January 2020
The UK has environmental problems which are contributing to and exacerbated by climate change - a serious threat to future generations. Jo explains how the College is playing its role to speak up on behalf of young people.
13 November 2019
Health and social care in the UK is devolved. Our Officers for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland set out what the UK General Election means for them.
1 September 2019
The Second World War began 80 years ago in September 1939. The war brought huge changes to the lives of children in Britain and to the country’s health services.
3 April 2019
Responding to Call 9 of Children in Scotland's 25 Calls campaign, Claire Burnett, External Affairs Manager, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Scotland, explains how we can act to ensure children born today grow up in a truly healthy nation.
8 March 2019
Today, over 60% of our 19,000 members are women - and both male and female paediatricians take up flexible working and less than full time training. But gender equality is a work in progress. This International Women's Day we look at the history of women in the RCPCH and celebrate 75 years of female...
Mark Drakeford announced as new Welsh Labour leader - what does this mean for child health in Wales?
7 December 2018
After months of speculation, campaigning and voting, we now have the result of the Labour leadership contest in Wales. The top job has gone to a man who may not be a household name for RCPCH members so Gethin Matthews-Jones, RCPCH External Affairs Manager for Wales, blogs to answer two questions: wh...