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Media announcements from the RCPCH

Neonatal care improving, but key measures show variation in care

20 September 2017

Royal College calls on units to share best practice to further improve care of preterm babies

Latest figures show target for MMR vaccination for five year olds in England has been met for the first time

20 September 2017

Prof Helen Bedford said the UK is “fortunate to have a highly successful childhood immunisation programme” but there remains room for improvement

Blog: Changes to how the College manages personal data

20 September 2017

Next year the legislation which determines the College’s data protection policies will be updated

Research published in the Archives of Diseases in Childhood finds overall improvement in survival rates of preterm babies

8 September 2017

Professor Neena Modi says this is a tribute to the dedication of healthcare professionals around the country

Child safety fears and long waiting times highlighted as Royal College calls for more doctors in the community

6 September 2017

Dr Gabrielle Laing says shortages and growing demands are resulting in "unacceptable" delays and less time for child protection

Blog: Marking 21 years since the RCPCH received its Royal Charter

23 August 2017

Archivist Kate Veale explores the process by which the British Paediatric Association became a Royal College, as part of the our 21st birthday year

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”.