4 January 2019
In a UK first, the RCPCH publishes new guidance to help parents manage their children’s screen time.
20 December 2018
The author Paul Theroux said, “Winter is a season of recovery and preparation” and yet the reverse is true in paediatrics. Our last few winters have been so bad that government talk of winter pressures funding seems to start as soon as the daffodils emerge in spring. But when did you last read about...
19 December 2018
Scotland will recruit an additional 80 mental health professionals to work with children and young people, following a £4 million investment.
This guide provides a summary of existing research on the health effects of screen time on children and young people. It outlines recommendations for health professionals and families on screen time use.
12 December 2018
RCPCH Officer for Scotland responds, saying "the impact of inequality on child health should not be underestimated".
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...
4 December 2018
The Science and Technology Committee's "Energy drinks and children" report, released today, has concluded that societal concerns could justify a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children, but found that the current quantitative evidence alone is not sufficient to warrant a statutory ban. Professo...
22 November 2018
Statistics released today by NHS Digital reveal that one in eight children between the ages of five and 19, surveyed in England in 2017, had a mental health disorder. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH responds.
Online interactions and use of social media are certainly not new, but we have put together some references to support our members' work in this area. These cover doctors' use of social media, the impact of screen time on children and young people as well as resources for parents, carers and young p...
15 November 2018
Professor Russell Viner has today urged the Government to ban the sale of energy drinks to anyone under the age of 16, and calls for "regulation and education" to protect against the hidden dangers to health from energy drinks.