Evaluating and recording a child’s growth has traditionally involved plotting measurements on paper growth charts which have been developed using complex data sets and statistics. To support the drive to digitise healthcare RCPCH has, for the first time ever, developed a Growth Charts API to accu...
On 12 November 2020, the National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) hosted its inaugural virtual update event as a live webinar. You can access resources from the event on this page.
13 November 2020
Paediatricians, health visitors and GPs have joined forces to produce guidance for parents who are worried about their new baby.
This is a quick guide for parents and carers about the National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP), which works to improve standards of neonatal care in neonatal units in England, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man.
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.