Our Insights series provides a in-depth look at some of the key issues affecting child health.
16 October 2020
Dr Renee Burnett shares her personal experiences and vision for the future as part of #BlackHistoryMonth.
1 October 2020
Oral health is a great indicator of overall health. Caring for your child’s teeth will help to prevent tooth decay—and get them off to the best possible start in life.
21 September 2020
1.7 million UK children live in a household that does not have access to sufficient food to make up a healthy diet. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, this number is expected to rise.
13 September 2020
Dr Jessica Laidlaw shares stories from her academic and early professional career—and what encouraged her to #ChoosePaediatrics.
5 September 2020
Sleep is essential for physical and mental development in children and young people. But the growing body of sleep science is yet to fully make its way into medical training and the national curriculum.
24 August 2020
Childhood vaccinations are among the most effective ways of preventing infectious diseases. Yet across all routine vaccinations, coverage is declining.
14 August 2020
School nurses are nurses with additional graduate training in public health. They provide children and young people with a number of services targeting health, wellbeing, and resilience.
13 July 2020
Health visitors are nurses or midwives trained in community public health. They work to improve health and reduce inequalities through a proactive service for all children and their families.
26 June 2020
Air pollution is an issue that affects everyone across the UK—not just people living in big cities. Chemicals like nitrogen oxides and particulate matter are often found at dangerous levels, and are among the pollutants posing the biggest threat to health across the population.
24 June 2020
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities are overrepresented in cases of coronavirus based on what we would expect from UK population demographics. This has prompted investigations into the reasons why, and deeper discussions on how the pandemic is affecting BAME communities.