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.
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.
21 November 2018
In spring 2017, Sara O'Rourke was a medical student working at the Children's Hospital in Manchester. Then came the suicide bombing on the Manchester Arena. She wrote about the experience and the 'powerful cohesion' she found among the health professionals attending to patients. Here she reflects on...
15 November 2018
Professor Russell Viner has today urged the Government to ban the sale of energy drinks to anyone under the age of 16, and calls for "regulation and education" to protect against the hidden dangers to health from energy drinks.
13 November 2018
How can storytelling skills help in a clinical setting? Serena Haywood, a neurodevelopmental consultant in London, talks about how her two jobs complement each other, and the importance of resilience.
8 November 2018
Established in 1999 by Sparks, this annual award recognises outstanding young medical researchers in the field of paediatrics. Now jointly funded by Sparks and GOSH Charity, it was renamed in 2017 in memory of Dr Newell and his distinguished career. With 19 winners to date, it continues his legacy o...
28 August 2018
RCPCH's Dr Max Davie responds, saying a joined up approach to mental health is needed.
14 August 2018
Dr Anne Gordon, Consultant Occupational Therapist in Paediatric Neuroscience at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital and Trustee of the Stroke Association, has written a guest blog about the needs of children and their families following brain injury, providing an insight into what we can do to be...
9 August 2018
Scotland's Mental Health Minister, Clare Haughey, today announced the country's new suicide prevention plan. Dr Donald Macgregor of the RCPCH responds to this announcement.