Our history, your future - celebrating 25 years of RCPCH

This year we mark our 25th birthday as a Royal Medical College by looking at 5x5 key moments from our history and how we're supporting members and improving child health, now and in the future.

Members reflected on our birthday in the summer edition of Millestones magazine

Members at the first Annual Conference in 1997

In 1996, the British Paediatric Association gained its charter to become RCPCH. Since then, as Kate Veale in our Information Governance team, explains, we've developed our annual conference (pictured here is our first one as RCPCH in '97), managed membership examinations, supported paediatricians at home and abroad, and used our research and members' clinical expertise to become the authority on child health matters in Westminster and devolved nations.

How do children and young people's voices influence, inform and shape our work?