News Archive - 2017

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School holidays leave 3 million children at risk of hunger, report says

25 April 2017
Child health

Cross-party group of MPs and peers warns children are at risk of malnutrition

Poor community healthcare linked to big rise in infant emergency cases

24 April 2017
Child health

Nuffield Trust releases report on emergency care for children and young people in England

Nuffield Trust publishes report on emergency hospital care for children and young people

24 April 2017
RCPCH

Dr John Criddle says ‘it’s clear that more must be done to adapt to how and where care is delivered’ to ensure children are treated effectively

Italy experiencing measles epidemic after fall-off in vaccinations

20 April 2017
Child health

United States has issued warning to visitors about the outbreak

Hundreds of young people struggle with feelings of loneliness in Wales

19 April 2017
Child health

Increasing numbers of young people are contacting Childline for help, saying they they feel invisible and misunderstood

Stroke in Childhood - guideline in process

18 April 2017
Announcements

A project to develop clinical guidelines for the diagnosis, management and rehabilitation on Stroke in childhood.

Recent ban on smoking in cars with children receives backing from majority of Scottish smokers

18 April 2017
Child health

New poll by ASH Scotland finds that 91% of Scottish smokers support the ban on smoking in cars with children present

Policy on child obesity in tatters as hundreds of playgrounds shut

13 April 2017
Child health

Freedom of Information request reveals closure of 214 playgrounds in England

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12 April 2017
Announcements

The RCPCH, in conjunction with the Institute of Education, is undertaking an important study on decision-making in paediatric care

Teenage boys could be given HPV jabs to prevent cancer

12 April 2017
Child health

Public Health England said to be considering plans to extend vaccination programme