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Media announcements from the RCPCH

NHS launches public health campaign to encourage parents to utilise pharmacists for minor illnesses

12 February 2018

Responding to the campaign Dr Mike Linney said “pharmacists are likely to provide parents with advice more quickly and conveniently”

Research published on anti-obesity programmes in schools

8 February 2018

RCPCH Officer for Health Promotion, Prof Russell Viner responds

Poorest areas face biggest cuts to children's services

7 February 2018

RCPCH President, Prof Neena Modi responds saying "reducing, not exacerbating child poverty must be cardinal goal of Government"

RCPCH Conference comments: Saving babies born at 22 weeks of gestation

7 February 2018

As next month's RCPCH Conference gets ever-closer, keynote speaker Professor John Lantos gives us a preview of his upcoming Windermere Lecture.

RCPCH statement on the report of the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia Related Deaths in Northern Ireland

1 February 2018

First and foremost, our thoughts are with the bereaved families who suffered the devastating loss of their child, says RCPCH Officer for Ireland

Experts urge the government to fortify flour with folic acid as upper limit deemed invalid

29 January 2018

RCPCH President responds saying research acts as a 'game changer'

New figures reveal over 28% of Welsh children are living in poverty

23 January 2018

RCPCH officer for Wales, Dr Mair Parry, responds to the findings published today by The End Child Poverty coalition

Take action! State of Child Health - One Year On.

22 January 2018

Write to your MP about the state of child health and call for urgent Government action to prioritise infants, children and young people.

Fragmented approach to child health damaging long term health of nation warns Royal College

17 January 2018

Westminster Government falling behind Scotland and Wales according to State of Child Health: One year on report

RCPCH statement on donor breast milk

15 January 2018

There is insufficient evidence to recommend pasteurised human donor breast milk over formula, and we should advocate for more studies