23 August 2017
In 1992 members of the British Paediatric Association (BPA) were asked to vote in a referendum on whether they wished the organisation to apply for a Royal Charter to become a Royal College. Following fifty years of debate on the issue, 61% of the membership said yes and the process formally began. ...
Government childhood obesity plan one year on: end of year report says ‘some good progress but must try harder’
17 August 2017
Despite some good progress, ‘must try harder’ is the assessment of the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) in a report card released today to mark one year since the launch of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan. The OHA, which is made up of over 40 leading health charities, medical royal colleges and...
Local Government Association calls for urgent action on childhood obesity following increase in children with Type 2 diabetes
14 August 2017
Ahead of the first anniversary of the publication of the Government’s childhood obesity plan the Local Government Association (LGA) is calling for urgent action to tackle childhood obesity, given the rising rates of children diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Although not every case of Type 2 diabetes ...