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...
One in seven babies born in the UK will spend at least a few days in hospital in a neonatal unit which specialises in looking after babies who are born early, with a low weight or who have a medical condition that needs specialist treatment.
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 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.
The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) and Neonatal Data Analysis Unit (NDAU) Collaborators' meetings are a great opportunity to network and learn more about how data is being used to monitor and improve neonatal care. Take a look at this year's presentations.
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.
Fully revised and updated in February 2019, this critical review takes a life course approach. It looks at the evidence supporting child health programmes in the UK with recommendations for clinicians, providers and commissioners.
10 December 2018
Baby loss charities, Sands and Bliss, have today released a report which reveals that most services lack sufficient specialist staffing input and appropriate facilities to support grieving families. Dr David Evans responds.
22 November 2018
New recommendations on obesity management before, during and after pregnancy have been released today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion, responds.
29 October 2018
As the programme for the upcoming St. David’s Day annual conference is finalised, Wales Trainee Representative, Abby Parish, shares an insight into her rationale for the day’s theme, and what you can expect on the day.