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RCPCH responds to sharp rise in rates of obesity in young children

NHS Digital today announced new figures showing a significant increase in obesity rates among primary-aged children. Obesity rates in both reception-aged and year 6 schoolchildren increased by around 4.5 percentage points between 2019-20 and 2020-21.
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RCPCH responds to new Ofsted reports regarding the impact of COVID-19 on children

The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) has published the latest in a series of reports on the impact of the pandemic on children. The reports are based on their observations made during inspections of schools, early years settings and children's services durin...
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Protect children for a challenging winter ahead

The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter that could be more serious than the first, says a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences. Responding to 'Preparing for a challenging winter', the RCPCH made the following statement on vaccinations and pro...

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