26 May 2019
The sale of high-energy drinks to under-16s is being banned in hospital retail units. RCPCH's Officer for Scotland welcomes the move to "make NHS hospital sites healthier", but wants "similar measures put in place off NHS sites, to protect and improve child health across Scotland".
24 May 2019
Professor Helen Bedford says "England has not escaped the recent increase in cases", and urges parents to vaccinate their children to protect them from "a nasty disease which could result in life changing complications or even death".
23 May 2019
The RCPCH welcomes the Government's commitment to protect children online but, to inform future policy and public advice, says it must go further to ensure researchers have access to high quality data.
17 May 2019
RCPCH's immunisation expert Dr David Elliman says "compulsion may work in some countries, but it is not for us".
15 May 2019
The End Child Poverty coalition has released new data today which show that inequalities are widening. From the data, they propose that child poverty is becoming the "new normal" in parts of Britain. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH responds.
13 May 2019
The RCPCH shares the concerns of its members about the damaging effects of climate change, and in particular air pollution, on child health.
27 October 2017
Party conference season has been and gone for another year. Whilst Brexit, party in-fighting and unfortunate pranks may have been the talk of the main stages, it was on the fringes where the real meaty debate was taking place. RCPCH Public Affairs Lead Margaret Donnellan reflects on this year’s high...
Scottish Government launches consultation document on plans for Scotland's new diet and obesity strategy
26 October 2017
Today the Scottish Government has launched its consultation document A Healthier Future - Actions and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight. It sets out three broad areas where they intend to act; transforming the food environment, living healthier and more active lives, and leadership and ...
16 October 2017
The Association for Young People's Health (AYHP) have launched Key Data on Young People 2017, a report which looks at living circumstances, education and employment, information about health behaviours and lifestyle, sexual health, mental health, physical health and long-term conditions, and use of ...
Obesity Health Alliance analysis reveals soaring costs of obesity as junk food companies pour millions into advertising
10 October 2017
The Obesity Health Alliance, of which the RCPCH is a steering group member, have published an analysis research revealing the money spent on junk food advertising far outweighs the amount Government is able to spend on healthy eating campaigns, leading to an unbalanced environment pushing us towards...