The Government has announced today that the pension rules for senior clinicians are to be changed, to allow them to take on extra shifts, treat more patients and help to reduce waiting times without losing out financially.
Yesterday the Prime Minister pledged an additional one-off £1.8 billion for the NHS in England. Some of this funding is due to be allocated to children and young people's services but there remains a significant amount to do to help an NHS that is under serious pressure across the country.
Prevention is an integral part of the solution to many of the problems that children face in the UK - from increasing mortality rates, to high prevalence of obesity, to widening social and health inequalities.
On 27 June 2019, NHS England published the Long Term Plan Implementation Framework (the Framework). We summarise the key parts relevant for our members and for child health, including an outline of who should be involved in the creation of the five-year local-level plans as well as the broad funding...
The RCPCH welcomes the Government’s intention to develop a Green Paper on Prevention and looks forward to supporting its development. We hope that our priorities and policy recommendations for prevention, published in June 2019, will be fully incorporated into the upcoming Green Paper.