History and archive


Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

04 July 2018


On July 5, 1948, the NHS was launched with the three core objectives: to meet the needs of everyone, to be free at the point of delivery and to be based on clinical need, not ability to pay. Through many challenges and reforms over the last 70 years, these three core principles remain. We invite RCP...

Celebrating 90 years of annual conferences

The first annual meeting of the British Paediatric Association took place 90 years ago this weekend. The meeting was a celebration of the beginning of the Association and gave members the opportunity to share knowledge and meet others in the same specialty.

RCPCH Golf Day

21 September 2018

Sutton Coldfield

Enjoy a great day out with friends and colleagues at this year’s RCPCH Golf Challenge. Make the most of first-class hospitality and the opportunity to play on the only PGA branded course in England, the PGA National at the legendary Belfry venue. Places are limited and available on a first come, ...
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College history

In 1928 British paediatricians attended the first meeting of the British Paediatric Association (BPA) and, in 1996, the association received Royal College status.

Subject archives guide - HIV and AIDS

Our subject guides on a range of child health topics are for researchers interested in child health and the history of paediatrics. HIV is is a virus that attacks and destroys healthy cells that help the immune system, leading to AIDS. It is estimated that worldwide 42 million are living with HIV/AI...