12 June 2018
The UK is making progress on a wide range of health services for infants, children and young people but what more can be done? The RSM's first Child Health Festival wants to explore further to help improve child health from everyday practice to influencing the bigger picture.
15 May 2018
RCPCH President says 'prevention is much simpler than cure' and calls on government to prevent obese children becoming obese adults with a string of bold measures.
3 May 2018
English under 5's are one and half times more likely to die than those living in Sweden. RCPCH responds to new paper published in Lancet.
20 April 2018
Josephine Tucker, head of policy and research at Child Poverty Action Group, writes about the impact of poverty on children's health and what we as health professionals can do.
Parents, carers and young people from a temporary accommodation hostel in London took part in a session in October 2017 to think about how poverty impacts on their physical and emotional health. The following comments are from their workshop and presentation to healthcare professionals.
The impacts of poverty on children’s health are being felt on the frontline, and things appear to be getting worse. We work with a range of organisations to put pressure on decision makers to reduce the number of children in poverty.
4 April 2018
Professor Viner, an academic paediatrician and adolescent physician at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London, has offically taken up the position of RCPCH President. Russell works clinically in paediatric and adolescent diabetes at University College Hospital.
Infant, child and adolescent death rates in the UK have declined and continue to fall. However, the UK has one of the worst child mortality rates in Western Europe with nearly 2,000 excess deaths a year compared to the best performing country Sweden. We make recommendations to help ensure our childr...
21 March 2018
Since the post-war period, socioeconomic inequalities in children’s weight have reversed in the UK – with disadvantaged children originally being more likely to be thinner than more advantaged children, but now typically being more likely to be overweight or obese, according to an observational stud...
15 March 2018
According to a new international analysis looking at child health measures over time and across 14 comparable countries, published today by the RCPCH and the Nuffield Trust, child health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are poor compared to comparable countries.