Public health


RCPCH responds to Health & Social Care Committee report Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic

On 6 January 2022 the Health and Social Care Select Committee published a report to the UK Government with recommendations on tackling the backlog caused by the impact of the pandemic in England. The RCPCH provided evidence to the committee in September 2021 and has responded to the publication of t...

St David’s Day Conference 2022

09 March 2022


This year will see a return to a face-to-face event for this conference for paediatricians from across Wales. Over the last few weeks we have been keeping a close watch on the restrictions for events in Wales, and we are well aware that current guidelines would not allow for the conference to go ahe...

RCPCH responds to sharp rise in rates of obesity in young children

NHS Digital today announced new figures showing a significant increase in obesity rates among primary-aged children. Obesity rates in both reception-aged and year 6 schoolchildren increased by around 4.5 percentage points between 2019-20 and 2020-21.