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RCPCH - Royal College of Paediatrics and child health

RCPCH was founded in 1996 and now has over 19,000 members across the world, playing a major role in postgraduate medical education, professional standards, research and policy. 

Aims of the College

Their mission is to transform child health through knowledge, innovation and expertise. Their vision is a healthier future for children and young people across the world. 


  • Make the health and well being of infants, children and young people the core of all we do
  • Ensure every paediatrician has the knowledge, expertise and support to promote child health and to care for infants, children and young people with health needs
  • Make a measurable contribution to the improvement of health and well being of infants, children and young people in the UK and across the developing world 
  • Inform, influence and shape policy and practice so that UK health services provide high quality, safe and sustainable health care services for all children in all settings


  • Advance the art and science of paediatrics
  • Raise the standard of medical care provided to children
  • Educate and examine those concerned with the health of children
  • Advance the education of the public (and in particular medical practitioners) in child health; which means the protection of children, the prevention of illness and disease in children and safeguarding their optimal development

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