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Media announcements from the RCPCH

Colleges join forces to make young people's mental health a priority

21 August 2017

Following the development of five joint principles, three Royal Colleges, including the RCPCH, have committed to a number of ongoing actions

Government childhood obesity plan one year on: end of year report says ‘some good progress but must try harder’

17 August 2017

Obesity Health Alliance warn much more is needed to protect children from devastating risks of obesity

Scottish workforce report finds 1 in 4 paediatric units closed to new admissions due to staffing concerns

16 August 2017

Professor Steve Turner says the situation can only be resolved by "increasing the numbers coming into paediatrics" and retaining the current workforce

Local Government Association calls for urgent action on childhood obesity following increase in children with Type 2 diabetes

14 August 2017

Dr Justin Warner says that overweight, the single biggest risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, requires “action at all level to reverse the trend”.

Latest national maternity audit highlights concerns over midwives shortages and consistency of care

10 August 2017

Development of national standards are recommended to deliver improvements to services

RCPCH publishes new guidance on breastfeeding, highlighting the health benefits and importance of tackling UK's low rates

31 July 2017

RCPCH President Prof Neena Modi says there must be a "coordinated and determined approach across all the society if the situation is to be improved"

New RCPCH child protection resource now available

26 July 2017

'Child Protection Evidence', a series of systematic reviews to help clinicians identify signs of physical abuse and neglect, launches today

Keeping child health on the political agenda – Jonathan Ashworth MP visits the RCPCH

21 July 2017

RCPCH public affairs intern Amina recounts the Shadow Health Secretary's visit to the College

The RCPCH, through the Smoke Free Action Coalition, has lobbied for the publication of a new Tobacco Control Plan

19 July 2017

RCPCH's State of Child Health report points to smoking in pregnancy and smoking amongst children and young people as key areas that need to be tackled

Growing gaps in children’s doctor workforce revealed in new report

17 July 2017

Dr Simon Clark says report sheds "further light on the pressures facing junior doctors" and "should act as a wakeup call for Government to act now"