23 March 2021
Dr Sophie Jackson, trainee paediatrician based in Bristol, is on the College’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Member Reference Group. She looks at why diversity in paediatrics helps to improve patient care and build a more equal society – and reflects on the publication of our new reports in this...
16 March 2021
The work we are doing on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is so vital. Camilla Kingdon, who is Co-Chair of our EDI Oversight Group, introduces our phase 2 reports – a really important milestone in our ongoing work in this area – and encourages members to complete our new diversity monitoring ...
How are we working for change? In this phase, we focus on wider issues that have been raised by members. We look at four areas: working lives of paediatricians; health outcomes for children and young people; College volunteering and awards; and RCPCH as an organisation.
9 March 2021
The elections to the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments will be unlike any other, taking place in the context of the global pandemic. Although most children and teenagers do not become seriously ill with COVID-19, the impact on their lives, education, services and mental health and wellbeing has been im...
18 January 2021
Our Officer for Health Improvement calls on the Government to extend the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit. The uplift was introduced last year by the Chancellor in response to the pandemic, and is currently due to be removed from payments at the end of March.
16 November 2020
Dr Rakhee Shah is an ST6 Community Paediatric Registrar and was Clinical Advisor for the State of Child Health 2020 report. We hear why she got involved and the experience she had working on the report. She also encourages others to believe in themselves and not allow imposter syndrome hinder them f...
26 October 2020
RCPCH has joined a new campaigning coalition; the Inequalities in Health Alliance (IHA).
2200 paediatricians sign open letter to Prime Minister urging Government to extend free school meals to cover holidays
24 October 2020
Thousands of members sign an open letter urging the UK Government to change course on free school meals during the holidays.
19 August 2020
Together with the International Child Health Group, we call on governments, donors and agencies to monitor and report the effects of the pandemic response on families and children, and to prioritise a new era of investment in robust, family-centred health systems.
The indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide could be catastrophic for children, with considerable excess death and suffering. In this joint statement from RCPCH Global and the International Child Health Group, published in August 2020, we call on governments, donors and agencies to mo...