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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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Building communities with resilient children at their hearts

Blog post 05/06/2017Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green

In this comment piece, Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green argues that the UK now needs a long-term, coherent, cross-party ideology and overarching policies that see children and young people as a vital priority and as citizens in their own right.

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How can we improve access to children’s mental health services?

Blog post 05/12/2016Lucia Kossarova

Lucia Kossarova examines what can be done to address the worrying barriers to mental health services for children and young people.

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Tim Horsburgh and Steve Cropper: Partners in Paediatrics

Presentation 15/09/2016

Tim Horsburgh, Lead Clinician, PiP and Children’s Lead Commissioner, Dudley CCG/MCP and Steve Cropper, Academic Advisor, PiP and Keele University talk about innovation in children’s services. They …

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Is reducing childhood obesity still a slim prospect?

Blog post 09/09/2016Nora Cooke O'Dowd

The Government's Childhood Obesity Strategy, published last month, was widely criticised for not going far enough to address what is considered by many to be a major public health crisis. Nora Cooke O'Dowd examines the measures outlined in the proposal, and offers her verdict.

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It’s broken, and it needs fixing: new models of care for children

Blog post 12/02/2016Lucia Kossarova

Lucia Kossarova unpacks the findings of our new research and argues that it is time for new models of care to turn their attention to children and young people.

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