7 April 2020
Our President contributes to a joint statement by medical leaders, encouraging people to use the NHS in the usual way in the case of serious illness.
6 April 2020
Growing up overweight or obese is a pervasive and—importantly—preventable disadvantage. It worsens physical and mental health and reduces social and economic success. It can trap people in a cycle of sedentary activity, overeating, and escalating weight. This leads to poor wellbeing and, ultimately,...
3 April 2020
Our President Professor Russell Viner comments on concerns about delayed presentation among children with non-COVID related illness.
18 March 2020
The overall rates of smoking among UK adults and young people have declined in recent decades. Legislation around the consumption, sale and advertisement of cigarettes has become tighter, and wide-reaching public health campaigns have taken effect.
17 March 2020
Royal Colleges respond to new coronavirus guidance for pregnant women.
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.
25 April 2019
New guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for children under 5 are “useful benchmarks” but require cautious interpretation, says RCPCH's Dr Max Davie.
7 February 2019
The UK's Chief Medical Officers have issued guidance on children and young people's use of social media and screen time.
It's taking me a bit longer to become a consultant but the things I’ve seen and experienced are completely worth it!
14 November 2018
Dr Chris Hands explains how working less than full time gave him a chance to support children's charities and help rebuild paediatric emergency care structures in Sierra Leone.
23 October 2018
As the Chancellor's budget approaches, over 100 organisations, including the RCPCH, come together to ask that he puts children at the heart of its spending decisions.