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Children and young people

Indicator update 14/05/2019

In our latest update we've looked at trends in the quality of care for children and young people.

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Vaccination coverage for children and mothers

Indicator 14/05/2019

This indicator looks at vaccination coverage for children and mothers in the UK and internationally.

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There’s no longer a catch: a new way to measure how children and young people are treated

Blog post 24/04/2019Dr Ronny Cheung

With it historically difficult to measure how health care for children and young people varies across the country, Ronny Cheung takes a look at what’s hampered progress in the past and how we might now have a breakthrough.

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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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Child poverty and Brexit threaten improvements to children's health outcomes, says Nuffield Trust

Press release 23/01/2019

Nigel Edwards responds to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's State of Child Health: Two years on report.

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Are the government’s targets for reducing stillbirths and neonatal deaths achievable?

Blog post 06/11/2018Jessica Morris | Dougal Hargreaves

With progress in the UK on stillbirths and neonatal and infant mortality slowing down in recent years, can we really expect the swift upturn in fortunes that are needed to meet the government’s ambitions on it? Jessica Morris and Dougal Hargreaves take a closer look.

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Understanding the health of babies and expectant mothers

Explainer 06/11/2018

Progress on stillbirths and neonatal and infant mortality has slowed down in the UK in recent years. This explainer from Jessica Morris looks at the possible reasons why, and what can be done about it.

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The first 1,000 days of life

Briefing 10/10/2018

Nuffield Trust submission to the Health Select Committee (September 2018)

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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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