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.
4 December 2018
The Science and Technology Committee's "Energy drinks and children" report, released today, has concluded that societal concerns could justify a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children, but found that the current quantitative evidence alone is not sufficient to warrant a statutory ban. Professo...
28 August 2018
RCPCH's Dr Max Davie responds, saying a joined up approach to mental health is needed.
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.
24 July 2018
The Government has announced that adolescent boys will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from cancer.
18 July 2018
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have released a statement today to advise that the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccination should be extended to adolescent boys at the same age as girls.
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.