Parent or carer
Reye's Syndrome is a very rare disorder affecting children and young people, which can appear soon after a viral infection, especially a flu-like illness or chickenpox. The National Reye's Syndrome Foundation, which is now part of RCPCH, provides evidence-based information on a dedicated website.
Most children and teenagers do not become seriously ill with COVID-19. But doctors have seen a very small number of patients with an unusual condition which seems to be linked to the virus. This syndrome is very rare, and most children will not be seriously affected. If you're worried, seek help...
Health Visitors and Paediatricians publish advice for parents about the six-week postnatal check during COVID-19
1 May 2020
The Institute for Health Visiting and RCPCH have published advice for parents who may not be able to attend the six week check for newborn babies.
27 April 2020
Following reports of a small number of cases of a COVID-19 related condition emerging in children, our President has made a statement.
Experts at RCPCH recommend that parents treat symptoms of fever or pain related to COVID-19 with either paracetamol or ibuprofen.
At RCPCH we understand this is a worrying time for children and their families. Below are some useful resources from across the UK.
One in seven babies born in the UK will spend at least a few days in hospital in a neonatal unit which specialises in looking after babies who are born early, with a low weight or who have a medical condition that needs specialist treatment.
These high quality leaflets provide information to parents and carers of children and young people who have had a first seizure that was not considered to be a ‘febrile convulsion’, as well as children and young people themselves.
7 September 2019
The RCPCH welcomes the CMO's updated physical activity guidelines and says "the key to longevity and success is embedding healthy habits into life early and making them part of a routine".
10 May 2019
Our first version is now ready for stress testing by a select group of parents and families from our charity partner, WellChild. If you're joining us at RCPCH Conference and exhibition on 13-15 May, come to our stand for a sneak preview!