In this first month of the new year, we've seen the launch of the NHS Long Term Plan (England), released screen time guidance, launched our State of Child Health scorecards and more! Russell Viner, RCPCH President blogs.
Members tell us they love our educational programmes, with a trainee remarking of one, "the best single course I have attended in the last year". We now offer a standard 25% discount to our members, with further reductions for trainees.
There are an estimated 4 million children living in poverty in the UK – that’s 30 per cent of all children. Projections indicate that this number may rise to as much as 5 million by the end of the decade, yet national targets to reduce child poverty have been abolished.
‘We cannot expect to have a healthy future for the UK if we leave children behind. Poverty makes children sick.’ Together with Child Poverty Action Group, we asked child health professionals their views about poverty and the impact on child health.
Our landmark State of Child Health report is the first snapshot of infant, children and young people’s health across the UK. Our report covers physical and mental health and some of the main determinants of health, showing where our children are doing well but also where we must improve and how we can achieve this.
The Nuffield Trust and the Association for Young People's Health have today published the first ever international comparison of young people's health measures over time, comparing the UK to 18 other high-income countries. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH, responds.