Health inequalities

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RCPCH responds to sharp rise in rates of obesity in young children

NHS Digital today announced new figures showing a significant increase in obesity rates among primary-aged children. Obesity rates in both reception-aged and year 6 schoolchildren increased by around 4.5 percentage points between 2019-20 and 2020-21.
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RCPCH responds to the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) report on paediatric waiting lists

Today, the RCPCH responds to this NICCY report which examined the length of time children and young people are waiting to access appointments, the current reporting systems, the impact of delayed care and factors which contribute to paediatric waiting times across Northern Ireland.
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Future Planning Model for Northern Ireland – Consultation response

The Department of Health have commenced a programme of work to develop a new Integrated Care System model to replace the existing commissioning processes in Northern Ireland (NI) once the regional Health and Social Care Board ceases to function. The consultation sought input on the associated draft ...