State of Child Health

State of Child Health Report 2017

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More resource needed or we’ll ‘burn out’ and services will become more unsafe say children’s doctors

Audit of children’s health services shows paediatric units understaffed and under pressure

Inquiry into the emotional and mental health of children published

RCPCH's Dr Shabeena Hayat responds to the 'excellent report,' hoping Welsh Government will 'adopt many of the recommendations.'

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