Health Visitors and Paediatricians publish advice for parents about the six-week postnatal check during COVID-19
1 May 2020
The Institute for Health Visiting and RCPCH have published advice for parents who may not be able to attend the six week check for newborn babies.
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...
BPSU surveillance of neonatal herpes simplex virus disease in infants less than 90 days of ages commenced in July 2019 and will run for two years. This study will assess the current disease burden of HSV to inform future practice on detection, prevention and management of this dangerous disease.
17 June 2019
According to figures published today by the Office for National Statistics, infant mortality rates in England and Wales have risen for the third year running. RCPCH responds.
In 2017 we responded to the Children, Young People and Education Committee’s consultation on the First 1,000 Days. We welcome the commitment to focus on infants and very young children, as healthy children are more likely to become healthy adults.
In 2017 we responded to the Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into evidence-based early-years intervention.
In 2018, we responded to the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s inquiry into the first 1,000 days of life. We support efforts to improve the first 1,000 days, recognising how important they are for children’s health and development in later life.
29 March 2019
For the final chapter in the "fetal life to adulthood" series devised by Dr Abby Parish, ST6 trainee at Swansea's Singleton Hospital, this year's conference looked at mental health and wellbeing. Here Abby reflects on another successful event before she leaves her position as our Wales Trainee Repre...
26 February 2019
The Health and Social Care Committee has published a report today about the first 1,000 days of life. Dr Max Davie, RCPCH Officer for Health Improvement, responds.