18 January 2021
Our Officer for Health Improvement calls on the Government to extend the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit. The uplift was introduced last year by the Chancellor in response to the pandemic, and is currently due to be removed from payments at the end of March.
20 November 2020
RCPCH President Professor Russell Viner responds to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's report, Children's Rights in Great Britain, published on World Children's Day.
10 November 2020
The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) has published the latest in a series of reports on the impact of the pandemic on children. The reports are based on their observations made during inspections of schools, early years settings and children's services durin...
8 July 2020
The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave a summer statement setting out the measures the Government will be taking to protect the economy in light of COVID-19. Professor Russell Viner, President of RCPCH, responds.
2 July 2020
The Government today released guidance for the full reopening of schools in England. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH, comments.
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.
30 March 2020
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges issued a statement on 27 March 2020 to support doctors who are working outside their normal scope of professional practice. This statement signposts to various guidance on the arrangements and processes of the redeployment of staff.
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...
10 February 2020
The Government is to consider more flexible training for healthcare professionals who wish to switch discipline. The Department of Health and Social Care said that people who are already working as healthcare professionals "could train to become doctors and nurses more quickly now that the UK has le...
16 January 2020
Our President Professor Russell Viner comments on the Dubs amendment to protect child refugees from family separations.