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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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UK lagging behind peers on child health, new research reveals

Press release 15/03/2018

The first ever international analysis looking at UK child health measures over time shows that the UK is now stalling in several key areas like infant mortality and immunisation levels.

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Lagging behind: why we must do better on child health

Blog post 15/03/2018Nigel Edwards | Professor Russell Viner

Alongside our new report today, Nigel Edwards and Professor Russell Viner look at the UK's faltering progress on children’s health, and the importance of catching up with other countries on it.

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International comparisons of health and wellbeing in early childhood

Report 15/03/2018Dr Ronny Cheung

How do health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK compare with other similar countries on key measures such as immunisation, birth weight, mortality rates, breastfeeding and obesity?

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Admissions of inequality: emergency hospital use for children and young people

Report 24/12/2017Lucia Kossarova | Dr Ronny Cheung | Dougal Hargreaves | Eilís Keeble

Does a child's socioeconomic background affect rates of admissions to hospital for common conditions such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy?

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