2200 paediatricians sign open letter to Prime Minister urging Government to extend free school meals to cover holidays
24 October 2020
Thousands of members sign an open letter urging the UK Government to change course on free school meals during the holidays.
16 June 2020
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) stands with footballer Marcus Rashford and his campaign to make the government think again on the provision of free school meal vouchers for children this summer.
We have been commissioned by the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) to deliver the National Audit of Quality Standards for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (‘the PGHAN Audit’).
In 2018 we responded to the Department of Health and Social Care consultation on ending the sale of energy drinks to children as part of the ‘Childhood obesity: a plan for action’. We support a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children and young people.
10 October 2019
The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, has today released an independent report entitled "Time to Change Childhood Obesity". RCPCH President, Professor Russell Viner, responds.
In 2018 the RCPCH replied to an open call for evidence on food advertising aimed at children from the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP).
25 September 2019
The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland. RCPCH Officer for Scotland, Professor Steve Turner, responds.
20 September 2019
We have responded to the publication by Public Health England (PHE) of its second year report on progress by the food industry to reduce sugar in ‘everyday’ foods.
We agree to work collaboratively with various organisations to use collective resources and influence in supporting the public health workforce to have healthier weight conversations.
In 2018 we responded to the Labour Party National Forum’s call for advice on reducing health inequalities across the UK.