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Message from the President - 3 August

Russell has heard from many members with concerns for at-risk and vulnerable children in this period, and we're now seeking your insights. He also welcomes the UK government's recent announcement about obesity and junk food advertising, but we need to understand how people's lives are and see the de...
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Redeployment of health visitors has left vulnerable children at risk

Health visitors fear the needs of vulnerable children have been missed due to staff redeployment to support the Covid-19 workforce, according to a new UCL survey. The survey of 663 health visitors in England, conducted between 19 June and 21 July 2020, found that 41% of respondents in teams that los...
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It’s time to talk about race

Kunal Babla, an ST8 in neonatal medicine in London, is proud to hold some voluntary roles in the College and inspire junior doctors in their career. But, he argues, we need to break the taboo and speak up about racism. He proposes suggestions for how we as a College can move forward.
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Protect children for a challenging winter ahead

The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter that could be more serious than the first, says a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences. Responding to 'Preparing for a challenging winter', the RCPCH made the following statement on vaccinations and pro...

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