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Some positive action, but more needs to be done to improve Scotland’s child health

Responding to today’s Programme for Government, RCPCH Scotland highlighted the mixed bag offered by Scottish Government for Scotland’s children. RCPCH Scotland welcomed the actions being taken on air pollution, child poverty, early year’s mental health and disability assistance.
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‘Worrying’ inequalities gap highlighted in children’s emergency healthcare

School-aged children from the poorest areas are two and a half times more likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency for asthma than their counterparts in the richest areas, and this gap has grown substantially in a decade, new research reveals today.
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Reflective practice and reducing risk in healthcare

Doctors, and indeed all healthcare staff, are committed to delivering high quality, safe care and avoiding errors. But when errors do occur, as they will on occasion, it is crucial to reflect, understand why the mistake happened and do everything possible to prevent a similar occurrence again.
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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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Child safety fears and long waiting times highlighted as Royal College calls for more doctors in the community

A new report, published today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the British Association for Community Child Health (BACCH), highlights an alarming 25% shortfall in the number of community paediatricians.

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