This edition of your membership magazine sees the launch of the Paediatrics 2040 project, the handover of the College presidency and a feature on understanding how mental health is core to paediatrics.
We respond to consultations so that we can influence and advocate for improvements in child health in all four UK nations. We work with members and children and young people to ensure our responses are accurate and in line with the latest evidence.
In 2019 we responded to NHS England’s consultation on cancer services for children, teenagers and young adults. While we welcomed the direction of travel we identified a number of areas for improvement.
We responded to NHS England in 2018 welcoming a contract that provides a more seamless and holistic framework in which to bring together primary care, hospital and community services and health services being delivered in partnership with local authorities.
In 2019 we responded to the Welsh Government's consultation on its draft code of practice on the delivery of autism services. We welcome the Welsh Government's attempts to improve services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) but are concerned about separating ASD out of the Neurodevelop...
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 Ministry of Justice’s consultation on transforming the response to domestic abuse. We support Government proposals to introduce a new statutory definition of domestic abuse, increase young people’s awareness and understanding of healthy relationships and focus on the prev...
In 2018 we responded to the Department of Health and Social Care consultation on ending the sale of energy drinks to children as part of the ‘Childhood obesity: a plan for action’. We support a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children and young people.
In 2018 we responded to the Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into energy drinks. We welcome the increased scrutiny on food and beverages that have low or no nutritional or therapeutic value, contain potentially harmful ingredients and are heavily marketed to children and young people.
In January 2019 we responded to the Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee consultation on the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill. We support the proposal to abolish the defence of reasonable chastisement.
In June 2018, the Government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to carry out a full review of the composition of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) to ascertain what national shortages there were within the UK. We responded successfully making the case for paediatrics to be on the S...