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,...
9 March 2020
Knife crime gets a lot of attention in the UK press and we should take this worrying trend seriously. But we should also remember that it’s only part of the story. In reality, stab wounds make up a small proportion of the total hospital admissions attributed to violent incidents, and much of the med...
12 February 2020
Dr Damian Roland explains why innovation is one of the four major workstreams we are considering in our Paediatrics 2040 project.
13 November 2019
Health and social care in the UK is devolved. Our Officers for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland set out what the UK General Election means for them.
3 April 2019
Responding to Call 9 of Children in Scotland's 25 Calls campaign, Claire Burnett, External Affairs Manager, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Scotland, explains how we can act to ensure children born today grow up in a truly healthy nation.
15 November 2018
Matt Driver, Lead faculty for RCPCH mentoring skills courses and peer support webinars, explores the role of skilled, trained mentors in supporting doctors throughout their careers.
12 November 2018
Steve Turner, Officer for Scotland, introduces this month's newsletter for our members in Scotland. Get caught up with the latest news...
25 October 2018
In a guest blog anticipating the start of 'flu season, RCPCH immunisation experts, Professor Helen Bedford and Dr David Elliman share their thoughts on improving rates of vaccination among children, some misconceptions around the flu vaccination and the role of the paediatrician.
25 May 2018
Golf was played on the Friday afternoon when the “weather was sunny and all that could be desired” at the Royal County Down Golf Club... A fascinating insight into the history of RCPCH Golf Day and the Ulster Cup.
24 April 2018
Mental health problems in children and young people are common and account for a significant proportion of the burden of ill health in this age range. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as not simply the absence of disorder but ‘a state of wellbeing in which every individual r...