In 2018 we responded to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s inquiry into dentistry in Wales. We welcome efforts to improve children’s oral health and have outlined recommendations for improving rates of tooth decay in Wales.
In 2018 we responded to the Welsh Government’s consultation on draft guidance to support healthy food and drink provision in regulated childcare settings. We welcome evidence-based guidelines that address the well-recognised problems of childhood obesity and tooth decay.
We have submitted evidence to NHS England on the populations of Health & Justice, Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) and Armed Forces in the Long Term Plan for the NHS. In developing our response, we have consulted with our Child Protection Standing Committee and the NSPCC.
We have submitted evidence to NHS England on how mental health should be considered within the Long Term Plan. Our response focuses on the mental health needs, support and services available for the 0-25 age group.
The RCPCH welcomes the Government’s intention to develop a Green Paper on Prevention and looks forward to supporting its development. We hope that our priorities and policy recommendations for prevention, published in June 2019, will be fully incorporated into the upcoming Green Paper.