The UK has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in Europe. We strongly support national policies, practices and legislation that are conducive to breastfeeding, as well as promotion, advice and support to new mothers. Our messages and recommendations in this statement are specific to the UK.
Establishing a correct diagnosis of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome hypermobility type (hEDS) in children and adolescents – position statement
The purpose of this position statement is to clarify the current criteria in making a diagnosis of hEDS in children and adolescents and to provide advice to paediatric health professionals in relation to provision of appropriate rehabilitation.
As outlined in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child, every child has the right to voice, protection, health and education. We urge all states to recognise and realise their obligation to children's access to healthcare.
We agree to work collaboratively with various organisations to use collective resources and influence in supporting the public health workforce to have healthier weight conversations.
Vitamin D helps the development of healthy, strong bones and to prevent rickets. RCPCH reiterates the importance of babies and children taking supplementation.