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.
19 June 2019
On Friday 14 June 2019 the British Medical Association (BMA) concluded negotiations with NHS Employers and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) regarding the junior doctor contract in England.
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.
Child health high on the agenda, but political uncertainty and public health cuts pose risk to progress, warns RCPCH President
23 January 2019
The RCPCH has published State of Child Health: Two Years On, which highlights progress made against the policy recommendations in our landmark State of Child Health 2017 report.
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.
22 November 2018
Statistics released today by NHS Digital reveal that one in eight children between the ages of five and 19, surveyed in England in 2017, had a mental health disorder. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH responds.
8 November 2018
We have started work on our two-year project of enquiry, which will set a vision for the future of paediatrics in the UK.
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".
1 August 2018
Today we launch RCPCH Progress, our new paediatric curriculum. Christine Pierce, Clinical Lead for Curriculum at RCPCH, shares her thoughts on what this means.
31 July 2018
The RCPCH launch the ‘CCT Class of 2016 – Where are they now?’ report, which reveals that just 9.6% of newly trained paediatricians took up a consultant post in community child health, raising concerns for child health.