In July 2019, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published their prevention green paper, building on the Secretary of State’s prevention vision that was announced in November 2018. The paper contains a number of proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in the England. He...
This position statement aims to clarify the role of paediatricians and provide advice for commissioners in relation to the provision of child protection/safeguarding health services for children aged 16-18 years.
Delayed access to care for children during COVID-19: our role as paediatricians - position statement
Evidence is emerging that children and families are not accessing medical advice and review as soon as is needed. In this position statement, published 3 April 2020, we outline our role as paediatricians to help ensure children get the right care at the right time and right place.
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.
Poor outdoor air quality is a major issue in the UK. Air pollution is linked to a variety of health conditions and contributes to a large number of deaths every year. It is also linked to climate change, which itself poses wide-ranging threats to health and wellbeing.
Vitamin D helps the development of healthy, strong bones and to prevent rickets. RCPCH reiterates the importance of babies and children taking supplementation.