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Can variation help to explain the rise in emergency admissions for children aged under five up to 2018/19?

Report 22/01/2021Eilís Keeble | Dr Elizabeth Fisher

Children under the age of five accounted for 10% of emergency attendances and 9% of emergency admissions in 2018/19, despite representing less than 6% of the population – what might some of the factors behind this be? This research summary by Eilís Keeble and Dr Elizabeth Fisher considers some of...

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Chart of the week: The growth in infection outbreaks during 2020 that led to school closures in 2021

Data story 14/01/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. Having looked at acute respiratory outbreak data as schools returned in September 2020, Elizabeth Fisher returns to the same issue today to look at the growth in outbreaks in schools and universi...

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Chart of the week: Lockdown loneliness and anxiety across the generations

Data story 15/10/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, with the country moving through varying states of a second lockdown phase, Sally Gainsbury looks at how the last period of national confinement affected individual wellbeing, finding t...

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Chart of the week: What effect will the return to schools and universities have on infection outbreaks this autumn?

Data story 10/09/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. As children return to schools this week and universities prepare to open their doors later this month, we look back at national reporting of acute respiratory infection outbreaks to see what prev...

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A cross-sectional study to examine risk factors associated with childhood obesity (short title)

Journal article 03/08/2020

Full title: 'A cross-sectional study using the Childhood Measurement Programme for Wales to examine population-level risk factors associated with childhood obesity'

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2019 Health Policy Summit

Spotlight 27/02/2019

The Nuffield Trust's 2019 Summit brought together leaders and experts to rethink the biggest issues in health and social care: from the workforce challenge, to implementing local innovations and the health outcomes of this country's young people.

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Nuffield Trust response to First 1000 Days of Life Report

Press release 26/02/2019Nigel Edwards

The Government must take this report seriously or we will continue to fail to give children the best start in life.

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UK young people let down on long-term illness, new international report finds

Press release 20/02/2019

Young people in the UK are making healthier life choices for themselves than before, but are more likely to die from asthma or have a poor quality of life from long-term conditions compared to counterparts in other high-income countries.

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International comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood

Report 20/02/2019Dr Rakhee Shah | Dr Ann Hagell | Dr Ronny Cheung

Adolescents and young adults make up around a fifth of the UK population, yet the significance of this age group is sometimes overlooked in health policy-making. So how does the UK fare when compared internationally on a range of outcomes measuring the health and wellbeing of this age group?

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