This edition's cover story focuses on sleep in a time of COVID. Plus features on paediatricians working in the NHS for the first time, experiences as a woman in paediatrics and the surge in bronchiolitis cases.
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.
Our response to a wide range of health policy consultations ensures that the College's position, and ultimately children's health, is represented. Here, you can browse our responses to health policy consultations for the current year.
In 2018 we responded to UKactive KIDS’ consultation on children’s health and physical activity. We welcome efforts to encourage children and young people to regularly partake in physical activity, which has physical and mental health benefits to their health.
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.
In August 2019 RCPCH Child Protection Subcommittee (Scotland) responded to the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee Call for views on Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill.
In January 2019 we responded to the Scottish Government consultation on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Bill. We welcome commitments to strengthen the existing legislative framework for the protection of women and girls from FGM, a form of gender based violence.
In June 2021 we were asked to respond to concerns raised by the coroner regarding the sad and untimely death of a nine-year-old girl in London, which was found to be contributed to by exposure to excessive air pollution.
In August 2021, we responded to the Welsh Government’s consultation to propose to reduce the speed limit to 20mph on residential streets. We support this proposal as this will ensure that essential action will be taken to provide safer environments for children and young people to walk, play and tra...
In 2018 we responded to the Department of Health & Social Care’s consultation on their draft guidance for reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and mental health needs. We welcome the aim to eliminate the inappr...