News & Campaigns

The College leads the way in children and young people’s health on behalf of its membership.

We engage with the media, government, NHS, children's charities and other stakeholders to improve healthcare for children in the UK and overseas.

Find out the latest child health news and how to get involved.

RCPCH news

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Media announcements from the RCPCH

Professor Russell Viner takes up role as RCPCH President

Professor Viner says the NHS 'must prioritise' the health of children and young people in an editorial for the British Medical Journal

New research by the RCPCH and Nuffield Trust reveals UK lagging behind peers on child health

RCPCH member and lead author Dr Ronny Cheung said "this research has an unequivocal message: we must do much better for our children and young people"

Study finds obesity risk doubles for teens bombarded with junk food adverts

Dr David Taylor-Robinson said findings "should provide the catalyst that Government needs to start making policy changes"

Child Health News


From independent organisations - not the opinion of, or endorsed by, the RCPCH

Addressing Childhood Developmental Milestones in the Digital Environment

A consultant paediatrician and foundation doctor give their personal view on a 'digital childhood'

Dentists' warning over child tooth decay

Twice as many children under 10 received hospital treatment for tooth decay than a broken arm

Children face 18 month wait for mental health care

Care Quality Commission review warns delays for treatments are damaging to the health of young people

RCPCH campaigns


We campaign on key child health issues to influence government policy

State of child health: Sign up for updates

If you are interested in improving child health and wellbeing in the UK, and want to join our campaign, please get in touch

Child health matters - the 100 day challenge

An update on our challenge to the new governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland