Smoking and tobacco
Mark Drakeford announced as new Welsh Labour leader - what does this mean for child health in Wales?
7 December 2018
After months of speculation, campaigning and voting, we now have the result of the Labour leadership contest in Wales. The top job has gone to a man who may not be a household name for RCPCH members so Gethin Matthews-Jones, RCPCH External Affairs Manager for Wales, blogs to answer two questions: wh...
20 November 2018
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has today launched a new report calling for action to address smoking closer to where people live. Dr Max Davie responds.
2 November 2018
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has published a league table ranking 70 of Britain's major towns and cities by the impact of their high streets on the public's health and wellbeing. Officer for Health Promotion, Dr Max Davie, responds to these statistics.
24 September 2018
A new report launched today by Cancer Research UK reveals that obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer among UK women in 25 years' time. RCPCH responds.
11 July 2018
Dr Alison Steele responds to the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) new report, published today on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children: Storing Up Trouble – A postcode lottery of children’s social care.
2 July 2018
The Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group, a coalition of health and maternity organisations, calls for bold Government action, amid concerns that new Government data will reveal that there has been no change in rates of smoking among pregnant women for over a year.
25 May 2018
The RCPCH responds to the announcement that the Welsh Government will ban smoking from school grounds, playgrounds and hospital grounds as part of the Public Health (Wales) Act.
3 May 2018
English under 5's are one and half times more likely to die than those living in Sweden. RCPCH responds to new paper published in Lancet.
On 15 June 2017 the RCPCH launched the Northern Ireland Policy Response and Recommendations to the UK-wide State of Child Health report. The ground breaking State of Child Health report draws together a range of data across 25 key indicators of child physical and mental health creating a snapshot of...
Around 10,000 children and young people a year in the UK come into contact with secure settings. They are some of the most vulnerable, often suffering poor physical and mental health. These standards help healthcare professionals, commissioners, service providers, regulators, managers and governors ...