We have three exciting new Officer and Assistant Officer roles open to members - in climate change, careers and child protection. Plus vacancies on a new general paediatrics committee and posts especially for SAS doctors and trainees.
The front cover of our Epilepsy12 organisational and clinical audits report for 2023 embodies the spirit of resilience. The documents give insight into the diagnosis and care of children and young people with epilepsy, and the organisation of services.
Join us on 14 November in London for our first 'listening event'. The CPD-accredited day has the collective wellbeing and working lives of paediatricians at its heart, and we want to hear your stories.
RCPCH is urging the Scottish Government to implement an outright ban on disposable e-cigarette products due to their disproportionate use among children and young people and their detrimental impact on the environment.
Vapes, or e-cigarettes, are devices that enable users to inhale nicotine in vapour, generated by heating a liquid (e-liquid), rather than smoke. In the UK it is illegal to sell vapes to under 18s; however, data shows that the number of children and young people using vapes is rising. This briefing s...
In June 2023, we responded to the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities’ call for evidence to identify opportunities to reduce the number of children and young people accessing and using vape products.
We have been made aware of concerning reports that the upcoming smoking action plan is due to be scrapped. While the Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed no such decision has been made, the publication date for this plan is still unknown.
In April 2022, we responded to a Scottish Government consultation on the advertising and promotion of vaping products in Scotland. Below is a short summary, with our full response available in the downloads section.