18 January 2021
Our Officer for Health Improvement calls on the Government to extend the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit. The uplift was introduced last year by the Chancellor in response to the pandemic, and is currently due to be removed from payments at the end of March.
26 October 2020
Dr Mike Linney emphasises the importance of protecting services for children and young people as pressure mounts again in the coming months. Highlighting the Chief Nursing Officer stating that vital supports for children including school nurses and health visitors will be protected from redeployment...
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.
29 July 2020
Health visitors fear the needs of vulnerable children have been missed due to staff redeployment to support the COVID-19 workforce, according to a new UCL survey.
9 March 2020
Knife crime gets a lot of attention in the UK press and we should take this worrying trend seriously. But we should also remember that it’s only part of the story. In reality, stab wounds make up a small proportion of the total hospital admissions attributed to violent incidents, and much of the med...
18 December 2019
Our President Russell Viner reflects on last week’s UK General Election result and shares some early thoughts about what it means for the NHS, our members, and children and young people.
In 2018 we responded to the visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights in the UK. Our submission focused on certain questions asked, including the extent of child poverty in the UK and how its evolved, the implications and whether government response has been effective.
In 2018 we responded to the Labour Party National Forum’s call for advice on reducing health inequalities across the UK.
In 2018 we responded to the Department for Education's call for evidence on the educational outcomes for children of help and protection. We highlighted the need for collaboration between schools, social care and paediatrics to ensure children’s needs are being met across all sectors.
29 June 2019
Today, the Labour Party has announced plans for a Future Generations Wellbeing Act for England as part of a commitment to tackle widening health inequalities, including a pledge to provide more fresh fruits and vegetables to poorer children. RCPCH Officer for Health Improvement, Dr Max Davie respond...