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.
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.
29 August 2018
RCPCH President, Professor Russell Viner, responds to the announcement saying "the growing market for energy drinks and potential for harm to children and young people clearly warrants further scrutiny."
30 July 2018
In his new presidential blog, Russell considers the huge updates in the health world across the UK, and how we can engage with Government to help ensure children and young people remain a priority in the NHS.
24 July 2018
RCPCH responds to 'shocking' new obesity statistics, published today by Public Health England (PHE).
19 July 2018
Draft guidance published today by the Department of Education aims to make sure that education prepares young people for life in the modern world. Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion, responds.
18 July 2018
Ofsted have released a new report today regarding the role that schools have in tackling the childhood obesity crisis.
11 July 2018
Dr Alison Steele responds to the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) new report, published today on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children: Storing Up Trouble – A postcode lottery of children’s social care.
2 July 2018
The Scottish Government have announced the publication of "A Healthier Future - Scotland's Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan". The plan highlights their vision to improve public health outcomes across the nation, with a paediatric focus on halving childhood obesity by 2030.
OECD report reveals the scale of the UK's obesity epidemic, which has the highest rates in Western Europe
13 November 2017
The Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) has published its ‘Health at a Glance 2017’ report, which reveals that the UK has the highest obesity rates in Western Europe, with rates rising faster than any other developed nations.