RCPCH - news

Media announcements from the RCPCH

Abolish solitary confinement for children and young people

17 April 2018

RCPCH, RCPsych and BMA publish position statement on solitary confinement

RCPCH responds to CQC report on state of care

10 April 2018

Give services the tools they require in order to drive up care, says the RCPCH

Abolish postcode lottery to good dental health, say children’s doctors

9 April 2018

Survey by RCPCH and Mumsnet reveals difficulty accessing free oral health care and lack of awareness of dental checks for 1 year olds

Sugar tax now in force

5 April 2018

The world watches as long awaited soft drink sugar tax comes into force

Consultation response to Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future: A draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027

26 March 2018

RCPCH says ‘more attention must be given to the development and integration of the child health workforce'...

Warning over blueberry muffin hidden sugar content

21 March 2018

RCPCH President labels products 'confusing' as variances in sugar content found in blueberries muffins

Socioeconomic inequalities in children’s weight reversed in the UK between 1953 and 2015

21 March 2018

Prof Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH says this should provide 'the catalyst for bold policies to address these differences'

Professor Russell Viner takes up role as RCPCH President

15 March 2018

Professor Viner says the NHS 'must prioritise' the health of children and young people in an editorial for the British Medical Journal

New research by the RCPCH and Nuffield Trust reveals UK lagging behind peers on child health

15 March 2018

RCPCH member and lead author Dr Ronny Cheung said "this research has an unequivocal message: we must do much better for our children and young people"

Study finds obesity risk doubles for teens bombarded with junk food adverts

14 March 2018

Dr David Taylor-Robinson said findings "should provide the catalyst that Government needs to start making policy changes"