Our response to contemporary child health issues
5 February 2021
Dr Liz Whittaker, RCPCH infectious disease lead, responds to reporting of numbers of cases of Paediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PIMS).
26 January 2021
This is a message on clinical eligibility of children and young people for COVID-19 vaccines in phase 1 of the vaccination programme.
18 January 2021
Our Officer for Health Improvement calls on the Government to extend the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit. The uplift was introduced last year by the Chancellor in response to the pandemic, and is currently due to be removed from payments at the end of March.
11 January 2021
Following our meeting with Health Education England on 8 January, we intend to continue with 'Plan A' as the preferred option for recruitment, which includes virtual interviewing. We will continue to keep this under review working closely with our colleagues at HEE and keeping the four Statutory Edu...
7 January 2021
If you have applied for paediatric training in the UK for 2021, you'll know we made some changes to the recruitment process due to COVID-19. We understand there is current uncertainty, and we want to assure you we are working with Health Education England to agree which plan we are using. You'll be ...
8 December 2020
We have carefully reviewed this court ruling, which addresses the consent of children and young people to the use of puberty suppressing drugs as part of the treatment of gender dysphoria. We consider that the ruling should not have implications for the general ethical or legal framework for childre...
20 November 2020
RCPCH President Professor Russell Viner responds to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's report, Children's Rights in Great Britain, published on World Children's Day.
10 November 2020
The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) has published the latest in a series of reports on the impact of the pandemic on children. The reports are based on their observations made during inspections of schools, early years settings and children's services durin...
19 August 2020
Together with the International Child Health Group, we call on governments, donors and agencies to monitor and report the effects of the pandemic response on families and children, and to prioritise a new era of investment in robust, family-centred health systems.
29 July 2020
Health visitors fear the needs of vulnerable children have been missed due to staff redeployment to support the COVID-19 workforce, according to a new UCL survey.