This edition of your membership magazine sees the launch of the Paediatrics 2040 project, the handover of the College presidency and a feature on understanding how mental health is core to paediatrics.
We respond to consultations so that we can influence and advocate for improvements in child health in all four UK nations. We work with members and children and young people to ensure our responses are accurate and in line with the latest evidence.
We submitted evidence in 2018 to The Lancet outlining the poor health of children in the UK, the impact imposed by inadequate investments in healthcare services and the pressures on the child health workforce.
In 2018, we responded to the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s inquiry into the first 1,000 days of life. We support efforts to improve the first 1,000 days, recognising how important they are for children’s health and development in later life.
In 2017 we responded to the Children, Young People and Education Committee’s consultation on the First 1,000 Days. We welcome the commitment to focus on infants and very young children, as healthy children are more likely to become healthy adults.
In 2019 we responded to the Government’s plans to place advertising restrictions on products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS). We support a 21:00 watershed approach for both TV and online, ideally without any exemptions. We support the use of the Nutrient Profile Model to identify food and drinks ...
In 2018 the RCPCH responded to the London Assembly Health Committee call for evidence on healthy early years. While the RCPCH welcomes this increased focused and scrutiny on the early years, it is important to also recognise the need for a life course approach as there are many opportunities through...
In 2018 we responded to the Welsh Government’s consultation on draft guidance to support healthy food and drink provision in regulated childcare settings. We welcome evidence-based guidelines that address the well-recognised problems of childhood obesity and tooth decay.
In April 2019, we responded to the Welsh Government's consultation on Healthy Weight Healthy Wales, which sets out its proposals to reduce obesity in Wales. We welcome plans to tackle childhood obesity.
In September 2019, RCPCH Scotland's Chair of the Child Protection Subcommittee responded to the Scottish Government Consultation on section 38 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015, focusing on the duty to notify aspect.
In 2018 we responded to the Science and Technology Committee Inquiry on the impact of social media and screen use on young people’s health. We welcome the opportunity to respond to this inquiry as promoting both the physical and mental health and wellbeing of children and young people is a continued...