Health Visitors and Paediatricians publish advice for parents about the six-week postnatal check during COVID-19
1 May 2020
The Institute for Health Visiting and RCPCH have published advice for parents who may not be able to attend the six week check for newborn babies.
30 April 2020
Professor Russell Viner, President of RCPCH, responds to a pre-print (non peer reviewed) study which suggests that children who have COVID-19 may have the same levels of circulating virus in their body as adults.
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,...
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.
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...
7 March 2020
A good start in life is critical for health—and this story begins before birth. The WHO states that monitoring maternal and child health during pregnancy is critical, and that smoking is one of the most important modifiable lifestyle choices during this period.
4 March 2020
The RCPCH has today published State of Child Health 2020, the largest ever compilation of data on the health of babies, children and young people across all four UK nations. The report shows that for many measures of children’s health and wellbeing, progress has stalled, or is in reverse – something...
28 January 2020
A joint report by RCPCH and the Royal College of Physicians suggests we need to do more to improve the quality of our indoor air.
16 January 2020
Our President Professor Russell Viner comments on the Dubs amendment to protect child refugees from family separations.
10 January 2020
Dr Raymond Nethercott, Officer for Ireland at RCPCH welcomes the New Decade, New Approach deal and the political parties’ commitment to prioritising health.