State of Child Health

State of Child Health Report 2017

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Blog: Practical support for helping families living in poverty

Michael Egan of Citizens Advice guest blogs for RCPCH and shares some useful resources which can help support those living in poverty

Number of smokers in Britain falls

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show smoking rates are second lowest in Europe

Stark warning over Northern Ireland’s poor child health in landmark State of Child Health report

Report highlights the urgent need for "interventions to close the gap between rich and poor, and targeted policies to improve child health"

State of Child Health: Short report series