19 February 2020
Russell has been speaking with quite a few members about COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. In this message, which has been emailed to all members, he outlines what we know and how the situation is affecting the RCPCH.
3 February 2020
NHSE is conducting a review of the specification for this service and associated policies for 2020. It will also set up an independent expert group to make recommendations regarding the use of puberty suppressants and cross-sex hormones.
31 July 2019
This British Paediatrics Surveillance Unit study will assess the current disease burden of herpes simplex virus (HSV), and help to inform future practice on detection, prevention and management of this dangerous disease.
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.
31 August 2018
In his August blog, Russell considers the implications of increasing workforce pressures and unveils exciting plans for a new College programme examining "the future paediatrician".
29 August 2018
RCPCH President, Professor Russell Viner, responds to the announcement saying "the growing market for energy drinks and potential for harm to children and young people clearly warrants further scrutiny."
28 August 2018
RCPCH's Dr Max Davie responds, saying a joined up approach to mental health is needed.
22 August 2018
Professor Helen Bedford stresses the importance of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine in response to news that measles rates in Europe have hit a record high in this decade.
9 August 2018
Scotland's Mental Health Minister, Clare Haughey, today announced the country's new suicide prevention plan. Dr Donald Macgregor of the RCPCH responds to this announcement.