1 August 2020
We look ahead to plans for digital growth charts, which will be available to parents and carers in 2021.
24 June 2020
Today, health leaders called for a review of lessons learned during the first phase of the pandemic. We've set out an additional call for a rapid review into the experiences of children and young people during the first wave, so that they can be protected from the harshest mitigation measures if we ...
22 June 2020
We've been calling for all UK governments to have clear plans for getting children back to school, and speaking with key decision makers to ensure the voices of paediatricians, children and young people and families are heard. Here we give an update on activity in Scotland, Wales and Northern Irelan...
1,500* paediatricians sign open letter to Prime Minister urging Government to make reopening of schools a priority
17 June 2020
RCPCH publishes an open letter from members about the importance of a plan to reopen schools.
16 June 2020
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) stands with footballer Marcus Rashford and his campaign to make the government think again on the provision of free school meal vouchers for children this summer.
10 June 2020
The RCPCH has published a statement of solidarity and stands by its members to continue to address the structural inequalities that affect Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues and children and young people from those communities.
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.