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Media announcements from the RCPCH

New guidelines launched to help healthcare professionals and parents spot the signs of stroke in children

23 May 2017

Families speak of ‘devastating effects’ while health professionals warn stroke is not just ‘disease of the elderly’

Conservatives publish manifesto

19 May 2017

Plans to tackle child obesity and improve mental health are "welcome", says RCPCH President, but little new or visionary to tackle inequalities

Liberal Democrats announce child health pledges

17 May 2017

Professor Neena Modi, RCPCH President, says pledge to "put children first" is a "sound, long-sighted strategy" and "encouraging".

Passing of the Public Health (Wales) Bill introduces ban on smoking in playgrounds

17 May 2017

Dr Mair Parry says the Bill addresses "key public health priorities that will have a major impact on improving child health".

Lack of focus on health and wellbeing of children in majority of STPs ‘major cause for concern’

15 May 2017

RCPCH also warns that any new models of care will be ‘seriously compromised’ by substantial workforce shortages and major funding constraints

Poverty is ‘making children sick’, say children’s doctors

11 May 2017

Sobering stories from paediatricians reveal health impact on millions of UK children living in poverty

Labour announces child health pledges

8 May 2017

Professor Neena Modi calls for all parties "to show vision and insight in giving child health… the attention it deserves"

RCPCH publishes 'Child Health Matters - Vision for 2017'

2 May 2017

The RCPCH has published its key policy calls for the next Government, in advance of the general election

RCPCH publishes “The State of Child Health: The Paediatric Workforce” report

1 May 2017

RCPCH President Professor Neena Modi warns that the “situation is serious”, calling for urgent action to address the difficulties paediatricians face

Blog: Hidden Treasures from the RCPCH Archive

28 April 2017

Kate Veale, RCPCH Archivist, some fascinating finds from the College's historical archive