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Tougher baby food regulations needed to improve child health, say experts

The measure forms part of a range of recommendations made by RCPCH as part of our ambitious “Prevention Vision”. The amount of free sugar in baby food should be reduced and the Government should place a “moratorium” on public health funding cuts, according to bold recommendations outlined today by l...
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Time to raise the standard: children presenting to emergency departments in mental health crisis

For the first time, the College has developed an audit toolkit to support Emergency Departments treating children to monitor how well they are meeting the 70 “Facing the Future” standards. Dr John Criddle and Dr Virginia Davies discuss the development of the toolkit and its impact for children in me...
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The depths of winter - building pressure in children Emergency Departments

The author Paul Theroux said, “Winter is a season of recovery and preparation” and yet the reverse is true in paediatrics. Our last few winters have been so bad that government talk of winter pressures funding seems to start as soon as the daffodils emerge in spring. But when did you last read about...
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More resource needed or we’ll ‘burn out’ and services will become more unsafe say children’s doctors

Additional resourcing of children’s health services is urgently needed as a new report highlights the daily struggle hospitals face to meet standards that provide children with high quality, safe and consistent healthcare.
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Neonatal care improving, but key measures show variation in care

The latest National Neonatal Audit Programme report (NNAP), published today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), shows improvements in care for preterm babies in England, Scotland and Wales, but also reveals variations in service delivery which means many babies are still no...

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