We have varied membership types - for medical students and foundation doctors, new trainees and post-MRCPCH doctors, affiliated child health professionals and retired paediatricians. Our questionnaire helps find the best type for you!
Our big event returns to Glasgow from 23 to 25 May, and we'd love to see you there. The theme will be 'Child health in a changing world' - more relevant than ever as we navigate challenges and opportunities in 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.
In January 2020 we responded to NHS England and Improvement’s (NHSE/I) consultation on Primary Care Network (PCN) services. We are concerned that the services will not address the needs of children and young people.
This committee regularly responds to consultations from government organisations and public bodies such as the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN).
In 2018 we responded to the Department of Health and Social Care consultation on ending the sale of energy drinks to children as part of the ‘Childhood obesity: a plan for action’. We support a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children and young people.
In 2018 we responded to the National Screening Committee's recommendations on obesity screening in children. We acknowledged the lack of strong evidence on routine weight monitoring, but noted there is growing consensus that actions with face validity should be considered. Assessing weight status in...
In 2018 we responded to the visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights in the UK. Our submission focused on certain questions asked, including the extent of child poverty in the UK and how its evolved, the implications and whether government response has been effective.
In May 2019 we responded to the Scottish Government consultation, Improving Disability Assistance in Scotland. RCPCH is generally supportive of the proposal and recommends that application for Disability Assistance should be a straightforward process for parents/carers/paediatricians with rigorous a...
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.