State of Child Health

In 2017 we put together the first snapshot of infant, children and young people’s health in the UK. Our State of Child Health: Two Years On scorecards for each of the four nations assess the progress – or lack thereof – made against the policy recommendations in the original report. They reveal a varied picture across the UK…
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Our scorecard for England assesses progress made against our recommendations - revealing achievements in key areas and a more positive picture for infants, children and young people.
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Our scorecard for Northern Ireland shows that the ongoing political deadlock in Northern Ireland has resulted in a stalled position for child health policy.
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Our scorecard for Scotland reveals good work undertaken during 2018’s Year of the Young Person, with bold plans to address child poverty, obesity and mental health.
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Our scorecard for Wales shows the encouraging prioritisation of infants, children and young people by Welsh Government; now we need clear action on the exciting work proposed.
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Over one hundred people joined us at events in each of the four parliaments and assemblies across the UK in late January. Now we want to keep momentum and make children a political priority.
This provided a comprehensive list of 25 measures of the health and wellbeing of UK children - including specific conditions, risk factors for poor health and child deaths.

During 2018, over 1,000 children, young people and parents worked together to share their voices and lead change on health topics such as hidden illness, LGBT+ health needs, youth friendly services and mental health...

Patient demand is outstripping the supply of doctors, with an unprecedented demand on services. Our briefing highlights key findings from the College's Workforce census 2017.
We used long term historical data and various projection modelling methods to estimate child health outcomes in 2030 compared with other wealthy European and western countries.
Our 2017 review of the STP plans, which are put together by the NHS and local councils to meet the health needs of local populations in England, revealed major deficiencies.