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Media announcements from the RCPCH

Public Health Wales published results of the Child Measurement Programme for Wales 2015/16

27 April 2017

Dr Shabeena Webster says the headlines from it “continue to paint a worrying picture with no real progress made over the past four years”

Soft Drinks Industry Levy passed as part of the Finance Bill

26 April 2017

The Obesity Health Alliance hails news a ‘landmark day for children’s health’

Nuffield Trust publishes report on emergency hospital care for children and young people

24 April 2017

Dr John Criddle says ‘it’s clear that more must be done to adapt to how and where care is delivered’ to ensure children are treated effectively

House of Lords Select Committee report ‘The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care’ published today

5 April 2017

Professor Neena Modi is “surprised that in a report focusing on long term sustainability, there is little mention of the health of children"

RCPCH responds to General Medical Council’s report on training flexibility

31 March 2017

Plans published by the GMC to provide trainees with more flexibility, following a review of training. Dr David Evans responds

RCPCH responds to NHS England’s Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View

31 March 2017

The NHS has published its plan for the delivery of practical improvements to key services, including children’s mental health. Dr Carol Ewing responds

RCPCH responds to Public Health England industry guidelines for sugar reduction

30 March 2017

Guidelines published to encourage food industry to lower children’s sugar intake. Professor Russell Viner, Officer for Health Promotion, responds

RCPCH responds to the Health Select Committee's follow up report on childhood obesity

27 March 2017

Professor Russell Viner, RCPCH Officer for Health Promotion responds

RCPCH responds to Public Health England breastfeeding survey

23 March 2017

Professor Mary Fewtrell responds

RCPCH responds to sugar content reduction announcement

22 March 2017

RCPCH responds to announcement from Food and Drink Federation that food industry will fail to meet sugar reduction targets by 2020