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The BMI centile is a simple and reliable indicator of a healthy body weight in childhood. Where severe overweight or underweight is a concern, or where there is a need for monitoring weight over time, BMI can be calculated and plotted on this chart.
During the transition period, RCPCH called on Government to put children and young people’s best interest at the centre of its negotiations with the European Union. We summarise and review the agreements made in the UK-EU deal that will impact on child health and our members.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and British Paediatric Neurology Association has developed this Q&A in light of recent developments in this area. It advises on the legality and safety of cannabis-based products and considers the evidence base for their potential harms and benefits.
In 2018 we responded to the Health and Social Care Committee Childhood obesity inquiry. We welcome the continued emphasis and scrutiny on childhood obesity and recommend further coordinated and innovative action.
We are very pleased to announce the publication of this latest position statement produced by the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacist Group (NPPG) and endorsed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) regarding how to choose an oral liquid for a child.
Doctors specialising in community child health (CCH) work with vulnerable groups of children, including those with developmental disorders and disabilities, complex behavioural presentations, and at risk of abuse or are being abused. Access the current syllabus for training in this clinical area, in...
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.