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Socioeconomic inequalities in children’s weight reversed in the UK between 1953 and 2015

Since the post-war period, socioeconomic inequalities in children’s weight have reversed in the UK – with disadvantaged children originally being more likely to be thinner than more advantaged children, but now typically being more likely to be overweight or obese, according to an observational stud...
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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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"It is the best invention of the 20th century": what children value about the NHS

We met with children and young people at community groups, schools and hospitals across the UK. They told us, "they are lifesavers" and that the NHS "helps people when they need it most". They also advised that "NHS staff have someone to look after them too". Take a look and share our 90-second vide...
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Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 now in force

This Act aims to increase public transparency about lobbying. It means that face-to-face communication RCPCH Scotland may have with ministers, MSPs and Scottish Government special advisers, where we discuss aims to progress child health policy on behalf of the College, must be included in the Lobbyi...