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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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Council meeting summary - June 2019

The College's Council last met on 6 June 2019. The main topics discussed were an update on the Annual Conference 2019, the Workforce Census 2019 and the RCPCH Ambassador Programme. Further details of items discussed are below.
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Improvements made but more work to be done, says Britain's largest evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services

RCPCH President responds to latest National Maternity and Perinatal Audit and says whilst the expansion of perinatal mental health support is particularly welcome, support services are under immense pressure. He urges an immediate moratorium on any further cuts so "pregnant women and their children ...
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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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