History and archive
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1 September 2019
The Second World War began 80 years ago in September 1939. The war brought huge changes to the lives of children in Britain and to the country’s health services.
5 July 2018
On 5 July 1948, the National Health Service came into operation and became the UK’s third biggest employer as all medical services were brought together to provide services for free at the point of delivery. As we celebrate 70 years of the NHS, this blogs looks back at RCPCH’s history with the NHS.
25 May 2018
Golf was played on the Friday afternoon when the “weather was sunny and all that could be desired” at the Royal County Down Golf Club... A fascinating insight into the history of RCPCH Golf Day and the Ulster Cup.
3 May 2018
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.
We welcome offers to develop our collection that relate to the history of the College and child health.
Since its beginnings, the Scottish Paediatric Society has been about sharing and advancing knowledge in paediatrics.
In 1928 British paediatricians attended the first meeting of the British Paediatric Association (BPA) and, in 1996, the association received Royal College status.
We preserve and enable access to records of our history as the British Paediatric Association (BPA) and a Royal College, and to the history of child health.