RCPCH - news

Media announcements from the RCPCH

US withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

4 June 2017

RCPCH President says the decision is 'irresponsible and short-sighted' and poses a threat to millions of children worldwide...

Takeover Challenges for 2017 are coming!

31 May 2017

Find out more about how we'll be involving young people in our work through this year's Takeover Challenges

Blog: How important is the general election to the devolved nations?

31 May 2017

Ahead of the election, we've examined how the main parties' manifestos address some of the core issues affecting child health across the nations

Research presented at RCPCH Annual Conference receives extensive media coverage

25 May 2017

Findings demonstrate sports drinks have ‘no benefit on swimming performance’

Manchester terror attack

24 May 2017

Our thoughts are with the families of those who have lost their lives and those who witnessed the horrific events of Monday night...

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