20 February 2019
The Nuffield Trust and the Association for Young People's Health have today published the first ever international comparison of young people's health measures over time, comparing the UK to 18 other high-income countries. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH, responds.
12 March 2019
Children's use of screens is constantly discussed in the media and in the paediatric clinic. Dr Max Davie, co-author of our screen time guidance, will discuss the ways in which research has been misunderstood, and point out what we know - and don’t know - about the effect of screens.
6 February 2019
There has been a lot in the media about mental health recently, with the government promising that mental health will be a key focus of the NHS Long Term Plan. But we know that lots of parents will still have niggling questions. Dr Lee Hudson, Mental Health Lead at the Royal College of Paediatrics a...
1 February 2019
We have worked with NHS England on a programme to ensure children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both are able to access appropriate medication, and are not prescribed inappropriate psychotropic medication. Find out more and read our full pledge.
31 January 2019
Today, the Science and Technology Committee releases its latest report, Impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health. Dr Max Davie, RCPCH Officer for Health Promotion, responds.
18 September 2019
We are pleased to partner with the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) to deliver this stimulating two day conference in the heart of Royal Ascot. A mix of interactive workshops and keynote talks from global experts will connect academic and clinical delegates to focus on the present a...
This report is the first formal output of Round 3 of the Epilepsy12 audit. It describes the organisation of paediatric epilepsy services for children and young people in England and Wales, as at April 2018. You can download the full report at the bottom of this page, as well as detailed results ...
4 December 2018
The Science and Technology Committee's "Energy drinks and children" report, released today, has concluded that societal concerns could justify a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children, but found that the current quantitative evidence alone is not sufficient to warrant a statutory ban. Professo...
We launched the next phase of our State of Child Health campaign on 23 January. Our members, political decision-makers and young people across the UK shared their priorities for child health on Twitter and at our events. There's still time to get involved and show that that #ChildHealthMatters!
01 March 2019
There is an unmet need in Scotland for the detection and management of developmental and mental health disorders in children and young people. By way of case/audit presentations attendees will share good practice, hear from leaders in their fields and learn about the interplay between physical and ...