State of Child Health

State of Child Health Report 2017

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Abolish postcode lottery to good dental health, say children’s doctors

Survey by RCPCH and Mumsnet reveals difficulty accessing free oral health care and lack of awareness of dental checks for 1 year olds

Warning over blueberry muffin hidden sugar content

RCPCH President labels products 'confusing' as variances in sugar content found in blueberries muffins

Socioeconomic inequalities in children’s weight reversed in the UK between 1953 and 2015

Prof Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH says this should provide 'the catalyst for bold policies to address these differences'