Reflections on children, child health and society

Professor Sir Albert Aynsley-Green reflects on what he has learnt during more than 30 years as a children's physician.


Published: 10/01/2008

ISBN: 978-1-905030-28-6

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Professor Sir Albert Aynsley-Green was the twelfth Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Fellow for the Nuffield Trust. The monograph has been developed from Professor Aynsley-Green’s Fellowship lecture, presented in 2006, to reflect current policy and practice.

Children are the living message we send to a time we will not see.

Neil Postman, The Disappearance of Childhood

The goverment recently published its Children's Plan setting out proposals for a ten-year programme of work to improve many aspects of the lives of children. The publication of the Plan recognizes the central importance of children and young people in our society today. The need for children to be and remain at the centre of the policy-making process is the key theme of Professor Aynsley-Green’s monograph, making its publication especially timely.