28 February 2019
A new survey by the Obesity Health Alliance has revealed clear support among the UK public for far-reaching restrictions on junk food adverts, coinciding with the publication of a new position statement from the Alliance. Dr Max Davie, RCPCH Officer for Health Improvement, responds.
22 February 2019
Welcome to Russell's latest blog, reflecting on a busy month of travel, meetings and new faces at the College!
20 February 2019
The Nuffield Trust and the Association for Young People's Health have today published the first ever international comparison of young people's health measures over time, comparing the UK to 18 other high-income countries. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH, responds.
11 February 2019
The latest instalment of our State of Child Health campaign – our “Two years on scorecards” – puts the need for progress on key child health issues front and centre of the political agenda across all nations in the UK. We want to make sure we keep up momentum and make children a political priority, ...
6 February 2019
There has been a lot in the media about mental health recently, with the government promising that mental health will be a key focus of the NHS Long Term Plan. But we know that lots of parents will still have niggling questions. Dr Lee Hudson, Mental Health Lead at the Royal College of Paediatrics a...
1 February 2019
We have worked with NHS England on a programme to ensure children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both are able to access appropriate medication, and are not prescribed inappropriate psychotropic medication. Find out more and read our full pledge.
29 May 2018
Prevention is key to reducing obesity, says RCPCH's Dr Max Davie, but those already obese must have the appropriate support available.
22 May 2018
Sex and Relationships Education in Wales (SRE) will become a statutory part of the curriculum in Wales, following an announcement from the Welsh Assembly’s Cabinet Secretary for Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams.
15 May 2018
RCPCH President says 'prevention is much simpler than cure' and calls on government to prevent obese children becoming obese adults with a string of bold measures.
14 May 2018
RCPCH's Dr Donald Macgregor says the announcement comes at a 'critical time' but they must 'go further' if we are to get a grip on the obesity crisis.