24 July 2019
The government is consulting on proposals to make the NHS Pension Scheme more flexible and transparent for senior clinicians.
23 July 2019
Yesterday the Government published its eagerly awaited green paper on prevention, seeking views on its proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England. We know that primary prevention that begins before birth is crucial to the success of the NHS Long Term Plan, and so RCPCH welco...
9 July 2019
The move by Public Health England could prevent over 100,000 cancers. The RCPCH's Immunisation Expert responds.
2 February 2018
The overwhelming majority of RCPCH respondents to a 2016 consultation said that RCPCH should accept funding from commercial organisations including formula milk companies (FMC) and allow them to advertise specialist products, subject to a robust set of safeguards being in place.
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...
9 October 2017
Wales took a large step forward this week to improving the support given to children with medical conditions during the school day, including diabetes and epilepsy.
21 June 2017
Michael Egan, Money Advice Caseworker at Citizens Advice St. Helens, provides information on the range of practical support available for families living in poverty. He writes in response to the joint report published by the RCPCH and the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), Poverty and child health: ...