News Archive - 2017

Access all RCPCH news items published this year

UK Supreme Court rules that minimum unit pricing in Scotland can proceed

15 November 2017
RCPCH

Prof Steve Turner says the measure will make 'a big difference to the health and wellbeing of young people in Scotland'

OECD report reveals the scale of the UK's obesity epidemic, which has the highest rates in Western Europe

13 November 2017
RCPCH

Prof Neena Modi, RCPCH President, says findings show government urgently needs to "refocus investment and recognise the value of health to the nation"

Child Poverty (Scotland) Act passed by the Scottish Government

9 November 2017
RCPCH

Prof Steve Turner says "target-driven measures are a very welcome step" towards tackling child poverty, but should be considered an absolute minimum

Largest ever maternity audit publishes report to help NHS services deliver improvements for women and babies

9 November 2017
RCPCH

Prof Anne Greenough says it’s “critical" services work together to ensure that all children get the best start in life

Membership benefit of the month - Representation on council

6 November 2017
Announcements

Representation on council is our membership benefit of the month for November.

Dentists' warning over child tooth decay

31 October 2017
Child health

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

Blog: Shining the spotlight on child health - RCPCH at the political party conferences

27 October 2017
RCPCH

Read our blog on 2017 autumn political party conference season in Brighton and Manchester.

Sharp rise in children admitted to intensive care in England and Wales since 2009

27 October 2017
RCPCH

Dr Peter-Marc Fortune says latest research “highlights the growing pressure paediatric intensive care is under”

Our response to the Shape of Training review (updated)

26 October 2017
Announcements

We have developed a new two-level training programme, which is in our new curriculum and to be implemented in 2020-21

Scottish Government launches consultation document on plans for Scotland's new diet and obesity strategy

26 October 2017
RCPCH

Prof Steve Turner says proposed action on price promotions and junk food advertising would "go a long way to tackling Scotland's obesity epidemic"