30 April 2020
A statement about media reports, citing RCPCH, on the transmission of COVID-19 by children.
Delayed access to care for children during COVID-19: our role as paediatricians - position statement
Evidence is emerging that children and families are not accessing medical advice and review as soon as is needed. In this position statement, published 3 April 2020, we outline our role as paediatricians to help ensure children get the right care at the right time and right place.
3 April 2020
Our President Professor Russell Viner comments on concerns about delayed presentation among children with non-COVID related illness.
17 March 2020
Royal Colleges respond to new coronavirus guidance for pregnant women.
At RCPCH we understand this is a worrying time for children and their families. Below are some useful resources from across the UK.
10 September 2020
Save the date for the third annual Epilepsy12 & OPEN (Organisation of Paediatric Epilepsy Networks) UK National Conference 2020: 'Working together to improve epilepsies’. This free, one-day event is for members of paediatric epilepsy services across the OPEN UK networks and representatives of patien...
28 January 2020
A joint report by RCPCH and the Royal College of Physicians suggests we need to do more to improve the quality of our indoor air.
Children in the UK spend more and more of their lives indoors, and the health impact of the air within our homes and schools must be taken seriously. This report is based on a systematic review of the science of indoor pollution, and conversations with children, young people and families. We make re...
21 January 2020
Peter Clarke, the chief inspector of prisons, has called for a “major overhaul” of the policy of separating children in young offender institutions. We support this call and we condemn unacceptable practices such as solitary confinement and the use of restraints.
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.