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Child poverty and Brexit threaten improvements to children's health outcomes, says Nuffield Trust

Press release 23/01/2019

Nigel Edwards responds to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's State of Child Health: Two years on report.

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Are the government’s targets for reducing stillbirths and neonatal deaths achievable?

Blog post 06/11/2018Jessica Morris | Dougal Hargreaves

With progress in the UK on stillbirths and neonatal and infant mortality slowing down in recent years, can we really expect the swift upturn in fortunes that are needed to meet the government’s ambitions on it? Jessica Morris and Dougal Hargreaves take a closer look.

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Understanding the health of babies and expectant mothers

Explainer 06/11/2018

Progress on stillbirths and neonatal and infant mortality has slowed down in the UK in recent years. This explainer from Jessica Morris looks at the possible reasons why, and what can be done about it.

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The first 1,000 days of life

Briefing 10/10/2018

Nuffield Trust submission to the Health Select Committee (September 2018)

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Mental health and well-being trends among children and young people in the UK, 1995–2014

Journal article 11/09/2018

Analysis of repeated cross-sectional national health surveys on mental health and wellbeing.

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Striking increase in mental health conditions in children and young people

Press release 11/09/2018

Academics at University College London, Imperial College London, University of Exeter and the Nuffield Trust have found that the proportion of children and young people saying they have a mental health condition has grown six fold in England over two decades.

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Minds matter: time to take action on children and young people’s mental health

Blog post 11/09/2018Dougal Hargreaves

Co-author of new research today that shows a rise in children and young people with a long-standing mental health condition, Dougal Hargreaves looks at the possible reasons behind it and what the response should be.

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Childhood obesity: a bolder new plan but still lacking in ambition

Blog post 26/07/2018Dr Rakhee Shah

With the second chapter of the childhood obesity plan recently published, Dr Rakhee Shah argues it’s a step in the right direction but rues its failure to go further.

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What can I do about child health? A paediatrician’s view from the front line

Blog post 16/07/2018Dr Lizzie Wortley

After years of progress, in March we reported that health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are stalling in several key areas. In a guest blog, paediatrician Dr Lizzie Wortley shares her frustrations about it. What can she and others do to improve matters?

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