28 August 2019
Feeling recharged from a summer holiday, Russell looks to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, as the College is working hard to ensure the new UK Government prioritises child health.
22 August 2019
A number of health organisations have voiced their concerns about the potential impact of a no-deal exit from the European Union. We have said that patients should be at the heart of preparations in the lead up to October.
19 August 2019
The Prime Minister has today called for urgent action to boost the number of children and young people receiving life-saving vaccinations. This comes as it is revealed that the UK has lost its "measles-free" status with the WHO, three years after it had eliminated the virus.
5 August 2019
Yesterday the Prime Minister pledged an additional one-off £1.8 billion for the NHS in England. Some of this funding is due to be allocated to children and young people's services but there remains a significant amount to do to help an NHS that is under serious pressure across the country.
12 December 2018
RCPCH Officer for Scotland responds, saying "the impact of inequality on child health should not be underestimated".
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...
4 December 2018
For the first time, The Health Survey looks at links between parent and child obesity. RCPCH responds saying it is a "cycle of life that can have terrible consequences to the health of entire families for generations".
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.
20 April 2018
Josephine Tucker, Head of Policy and Research at Child Poverty Action Group, writes about the impact of poverty on children's health and what we as health professionals can do.
4 April 2018
Professor Viner, an academic paediatrician and adolescent physician at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London, has offically taken up the position of RCPCH President. Russell works clinically in paediatric and adolescent diabetes at University College Hospital.