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...
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.
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.
• 05/06/2017 • Professor 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.
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.