Posts Tagged ‘Paediatrics’

Children’s health under threat as data reveals child poverty is continuing to rise

Child poverty is on the rise with more than 50% of children living in poverty in some parts of the country. The data, published by the End Child Poverty...

Long-term, cross-Government strategy needed for first 1000 days of life, MPs say

The Government must kick-start an Early Years Revolution to improve support and services for children, parents and families, says the Health and Social Car...

Child health: “Government must back positive moves by tackling child poverty”

Child poverty, cuts to public health services and uncertainties about Brexit pose substantial threats to progress in child health. That’s the finding ...

Double pressure of winter and workforce shortages highlighted in new report

Patient demand is strongly outstripping the supply of paediatric doctors as seasonal pressures increase in tandem with a rise in children’s emergency adm...

Paediatric units in the NHS are understaffed and under pressure, audit reveals

Additional resourcing of children’s health services in the NHS is urgently needed, a report says. The Facing the Future Audit 2017, published by the R...

UK lagging behind other countries on child health, research reveals

After many years of progress, health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are now stalling in several key areas like infant mortality and immun...

Debate needed after sharp rise in children admitted to intensive care since 2009

Research published in the Archives of Diseases in Childhood shows a sharp rise in children admitted to intensive care in England and Wales since 2009, a tr...

Ten-fold increase in the number of children and adolescents with obesity since 1975

Worldwide, there has been a more than ten-fold increase in the number of children and adolescents with obesity in the past four decades, increasing from 5 ...

Growing gaps in paediatric workforce are compromising NHS services, report reveals

Funding pressures, the junior doctor contract, and a reliance on locums is putting paediatric services in the NHS under increased pressure, says the royal ...

Lack of focus on children in majority of STPs a “major cause for concern”

The majority of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) are failing to take into account the needs of children, the Royal College of Paediatr...

Concerns for child health services as paediatric units struggle to fill doctor rotas

Doctors have expressed serious fears for the future of paediatric services as research shows gaps on rotas are increasing. The annual Rota Vacancies and...