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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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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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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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‘Worrying’ inequality gap highlighted in children’s emergency health care

Press release 24/12/2017

New research shows children from the poorest areas are consistently more likely to go to A&E and to need emergency hospital treatment.

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Children and young people

Spotlight 21/12/2017

Children and young people are one of the most vulnerable groups in our society, and their health care is a matter of key concern. This spotlight collects together the work we have done on the subject.

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Putting rising emergency hospital admissions for children into perspective: how do international comparisons help?

Journal article 14/12/2017

Emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions are often monitored to get an understanding of urgent hospital activity, but are also used as an indicator of the accessibility and quality of services outside the hospital. The factors determining whether or not a family will seek care in the...

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Is it time to think differently about outpatients?

Blog post 10/11/2017Bob Klaber

In a guest blog, Dr Bob Klaber looks at how the connection between patients and specialist medical advice has evolved over time, questions if his own time as a consultant paediatrician is being put to best use, and describes what he feels are the main barriers to change.

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Emergency care for children and young people: what needs to change?

Conference/seminar 13/06/2017 • 08.30–10.30

Chaired by Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust, this breakfast seminar will bring together front-line professionals and decision-makers tasked with shaping the child health services of the future. 

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