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On 19 July 2021, Ministers in each of the UK’s governments announced that they had accepted advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on COVID-19 vaccination in children and young people aged 12 to 17 years.
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.
One effect of COVID-19 has been the rise in remote consultations. This joint statement, developed in September 2020, outlines some of the issues that need to be considered when undertaking virtual consultations with young people.
The indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide could be catastrophic for children, with considerable excess death and suffering.
In this joint statement from RCPCH Global and the International Child Health Group, published in August 2020, we call on governments, donors and agencies to mo...
RCPCH is fully committed to the universal imperative of supporting the health and welfare of infants, children and young people regardless of where they happen to be in the world, as consistent with the articles of constitution of the College. RCPCH is an independent charitable organisation and is n...
This paper from RCPCH and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) on inter-professional training advocates that GP and paediatric trainees work side by side in order to share ideas and learn from each other.
Controlling and containing the immediate and long-range threat of COVID-19 requires transnational and global coordination and collaboration. In this position statement, first published on 28 April 2020, we urge all governments to enhance their support to refugee communities, and the UK Government to...
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.
The Shape of Training report provided a timely opportunity to review how doctors are trained to meet changing needs of patients in the UK. We wish to see more integration between paediatric, primary care and mental health training.