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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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New research by the RCPCH and Nuffield Trust reveals UK lagging behind peers on child health

According to a new international analysis looking at child health measures over time and across 14 comparable countries, published today by the RCPCH and the Nuffield Trust, child health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are poor compared to comparable countries.
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Fragmented approach to child health damaging long term health of nation, RCPCH warns

Child health is suffering at the hands of a disjointed approach from central Government is the warning from the RCPCH as it publishes its “State of Child Health: One year on” scorecard today. The scorecards for England, Scotland and Wales describe progress against the series of recommendations made ...
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Obesity Health Alliance analysis reveals soaring costs of obesity as junk food companies pour millions into advertising

The Obesity Health Alliance, of which the RCPCH is a steering group member, have published an analysis research revealing the money spent on junk food advertising far outweighs the amount Government is able to spend on healthy eating campaigns, leading to an unbalanced environment pushing us towards...
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Local Government Association calls for urgent action on childhood obesity following increase in children with Type 2 diabetes

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 ...

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