Articles and blogs written by RCPCH members and staff
12 July 2018
July is Group B Strep (GBS) Awareness Month. Jane Plumb, Chief Executive of Group B Strep Support, a charity dedicated to providing general information and guidance about GBS, writes a guest blog to raise awareness about the risks associated with Group B Strep.
5 July 2018
On 5th July 1948, the National Health Service came into operation and became the UK’s third biggest employer as all medical services were brought together to provide services for free at the point of delivery. As we celebrate 70 years of the NHS, this blogs looks back at RCPCH’s history with the NHS...
2 July 2018
In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the NHS, Dr Winifred Baddoo, Chair of the British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology, has written a blog looking back over the history of confirmation of deafness in children, and the ways in which habilitation for these children, through NHS service...
27 June 2018
Our new Officer for Wales, Dr David Tuthill, congratulates Dr Mair Parry on an excellent legacy, and outlines what his new role means for him and the RCPCH.
13 June 2018
Professor Russell Viner, in his first blog as President, considers the state of play and next steps in the campaign to tackle childhood obesity.
25 May 2018
Golf was played on the Friday afternoon when the “weather was sunny and all that could be desired” at the Royal County Down Golf Club... A fascinating insight into the history of the RCPCH Golf Day and the Ulster Cup.
3 May 2018
The first annual meeting of the British Paediatric Association took place 90 years ago this weekend. The meeting was a celebration of the beginning of the Association and gave members the opportunity to share knowledge and meet others in the same specialty.
27 April 2018
We believe that attention to the mental health of our patients is an essential component of good paediatric care. This mental health section is designed to provide all paediatricians with the information and resources they need to support children and young people.
24 April 2018
Mental health problems in children and young people are common and account for a significant proportion of the burden of ill health in this age range. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as not simply the absence of disorder but ‘a state of wellbeing in which every individual r...
20 April 2018
Josephine Tucker, head of policy and research at Child Poverty Action Group, writes about the impact of poverty on children's health and what we as health professionals can do.