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.
29 June 2019
Today, the Labour Party has announced plans for a Future Generations Wellbeing Act for England as part of a commitment to tackle widening health inequalities, including a pledge to provide more fresh fruits and vegetables to poorer children. RCPCH Officer for Health Improvement, Dr Max Davie respond...
29 April 2019
At the European Congress on Obesity, which is being held in Glasgow this week, research will be presented about the associations between childhood body size and the risk of renal cancer. Dr Max Davie, RCPCH Officer for Health Improvement, responds.
9 April 2019
Boys aged 12-13 in Northern Ireland are to be offered a vaccine to protect them against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers, the Department of Health has announced. RCPCH responds.
28 March 2019
The Department for Work and Pensions has published a report today on living standards on the UK based on household income measures for the 2017-18 financial year. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH, responds.
20 February 2019
The Nuffield Trust and the Association for Young People's Health have today published the first ever international comparison of young people's health measures over time, comparing the UK to 18 other high-income countries. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH, responds.
17 January 2019
RCPCH's Officer for Wales welcomes the focus the proposals place on children and the early years but calls on the Government to move quickly to support children who need weight management support now.
14 January 2019
As part of its childhood obesity plan, Government has launched a consultation on restricting promotions of food and drink that is high in fat, sugar and salt.
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".
23 November 2018
Junk food advertising will be banned on the entire Transport for London (TfL) network from February under groundbreaking measures to help tackle child obesity, the Mayor of London confirmed today.