Welcome to the home page of the Young People's Health Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK. The YPHSIG aims to raise the profile of young people's health and promote the development of high quality health services for young people in the UK. We are an association of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and membership is open to paediatricians and other healthcare professionals working with young people. For further details on becoming a member of the Young People's Health Special Interest Group or to apply on line click here

Registration is now open for our tenth anniversary meeting at the RCPCH London on Friday 22nd September2017. See the news section for updates on the programme and speakers. #YPHSIG17. 

Eventbrite - YPHSIG 2017 A Ten Year Story

Latest News

  • Programme for YPHSIG 2017 has been finalised: book your place now The programme for the YPHSIG 2017 meeting on Friday 22nd September 2017 is now finalised. We have an amazing line up of international experts and participation from the RCPCH & Us ...
    Posted 10 Jul 2017, 01:54 by Damian Wood
  • Amazing line up of speakers announced for YPHSIG 2017 Meeting We are very excited about our ten year anniversary meeting and to mark this special occasion we have some great international speakers for you. The line up is confirmed and ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2017, 13:03 by Damian Wood
  • YPHSIG 2017: A Ten Year Story It is with great pleasure that we announce that registration is now open for our annual meeting. This year we celebrate our 10th anniversary and we will be holding our ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2017, 13:00 by Damian Wood
  • New Adolescent Course from UCL Team To book your place click on the image above or visit www.adolescent.eventbrite.co.uk
    Posted 1 May 2017, 10:55 by Damian Wood
  • Youth Mental Health – what role for Primary Care? Thursday 25th May 2017, 9.30 – 16.00Venue: Jubilee Conference Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2TURegistration is open for this is one-day conference for GPs, practice ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2017, 16:14 by Damian Wood
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Evidence Based Adolescent Health

  • Easily Missed: Measles in Adolescents and Young Adults A short practice review in the BMJ by Dr Beatrice Cockbain and colleagues highlights the importance of measles infection in older children and adults. The review considers issues of recognition ...
    Posted 25 Feb 2017, 02:43 by Damian Wood
  • Early puberty link with ethnicity, adiposity and psychosocial stress Using data from the UK Millenium Cohort Study Prof Yvonne Kelly and colleagues from University College London examine the associations between early puberty in adolescent girls and ethnicity, adiposity and ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2017, 15:12 by Damian Wood
  • Teen mobile screen time link with obesity Too much television time has long been linked to childhood obesity, but a U.S. study suggests that the connection holds true for smaller screens too, such as computers, gaming ...
    Posted 27 Jan 2017, 00:10 by Damian Wood
  • Coeliac disease has small but discernible impact on adolescent growth In a paper from Assa et at Tel-Aviv University, published in the February 2017 edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood, researchers studying 17 year olds undergoing medical examination ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2017, 14:33 by Damian Wood
  • Physical health in adolescence strongly influences educational attainment It is well known that children from poorer families have a higher risk of developing chronic health conditions and that ill health has a significant negative effect on labour force ...
    Posted 9 Sep 2016, 10:28 by Damian Wood
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