RCPCH publishes 'Child Health Matters - Vision for 2017'

The RCPCH has set out the key policy calls it would like all political parties to adopt, whatever the general election result on 8 June, in its 'Child Health Matters - Vision for 2017'.

Professor Neena Modi, RCPCH President, says: "Achieving good child health and wellbeing has to be a priority at the highest level for the next Government as this is the cardinal determinant of the health of the adult population, and a healthy old-age."

The 'Vision for 2017' sets out the ways in which the new Government can promote our vision to improve child health and wellbeing, including:

  • Recognising that policies that improve child health and wellbeing represent the investment that will result in the greatest economic return for the nation 
  • Recognising the wider determinants of health and wellbeing 
  • Enacting policies that ensure all infants, children and young people have the best start in life 
  • Protecting and modernising health services to meet the needs of infants, children, young people and their families

Click here to read the document in full, along with some of the resources that have helped to inform it.