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

Teens likely to crave junk food after watching TV ads, says new report

RCPCH's Officer for Health Promotion responds to the report

170 operations a day to remove rotten teeth in children, says LGA

RCPCH Officer for Health Promotion, Prof Russell Viner, responds to 'startling' new figures on child tooth extraction

Take action! Lobby your MP about junk food marketing.

Use our template email to contact your MP ahead of an important debate on the links between junk food marketing and childhood obesity

Child Health News


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

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

Fewer under-18s with mental health issues admitted to non-specialist wards in Scotland

Increased bed capacity in specialist units and stability in staffing levels attributed to the fall in admissions

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