18 March 2020
The overall rates of smoking among UK adults and young people have declined in recent decades. Legislation around the consumption, sale and advertisement of cigarettes has become tighter, and wide-reaching public health campaigns have taken effect.
Our annual, national reports, 'Care processes and outcomes' highlight the main findings on the quality of care for children and young people with diabetes mellitus in England and Wales. On this page you can download our latest and previous reports, and find links to our reports especially for parent...
4 March 2020
The RCPCH has today published State of Child Health 2020, the largest ever compilation of data on the health of babies, children and young people across all four UK nations. The report shows that for many measures of children’s health and wellbeing, progress has stalled, or is in reverse – something...
3 February 2020
NHSE is conducting a review of the specification for this service and associated policies for 2020. It will also set up an independent expert group to make recommendations regarding the use of puberty suppressants and cross-sex hormones.
03 December 2020
An action-packed joint event featuring experts from both primary and secondary care, designed for doctors and trainees at all career stages. Co-produced by the Royal College of General Physicians, Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Psychiatrists and RCPCH>
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 2018 we responded to the Department for Education's proposed changes to the teaching of RSE (relationships and sex education) and PSHE (personal, social, health and economic), recommending a holistic, age appropriate approach.
In 2018 we responded to the Science and Technology committee inquiry into the impact of social media and screen use on young people’s health.
14 August 2019
A paper published in the Lancet finds that, for teenage girls, almost all of the effect of very frequent social media use on wellbeing was due to increased exposure to bullying and reduced sleep and physical exercise. Meanwhile, for teenage boys, the impact on wellbeing appears to be due to other in...