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Media announcements from the RCPCH

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

26 October 2017

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

NHS Digital figures show an increase in obesity prevalence in primary school children

19 October 2017

Data from the National Child Measurement Programme shows obesity has risen for the second successive year for children in reception

Key Data on Young People 2017 published today by the Association for Young People's Health

16 October 2017

Prof Russell Viner says it provides "further grim, yet wholly familiar, reading for anyone working in the field of children and young people’s health"

Obesity Health Alliance analysis reveals soaring costs of obesity as junk food companies pour millions into advertising

10 October 2017

Spending on junk food advertising far outweighs the amount Government is able to spend on healthy eating campaigns, creating an unbalanced environment

Care Quality Commission report warns the future quality of the health system is at risk as it struggles to cope with demand

10 October 2017

RCPCH President Prof Neena Modi says the situation will not improve without political commitment to a properly resourced and managed health service

RCPCH welcomes Welsh Government’s move to support pupils with medical conditions

9 October 2017

Dr Justin Warner called the commitment to a statutory framework for schools a "very welcome step forward for children"

Neonatal care improving, but key measures show variation in care

21 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