2 year update on RCPCH Child Health Report

23 January 2019

Two years on from their “State of Child Health” report, RCPCH have published scorecards looking at the progress that has been made against the recommendations.

RCPCH says "We found some very welcome steps towards improving child health across government and across the NHS. A Childhood Obesity Plan is consulting on ambitious proposals. There is a promise of investment for community mental health services. And a new Children and Young People’s Transformation Programme is being created to move the NHS to a 0-25 years model by 2028.

But we have seen no progress on fundamental issues that jeopardise children’s health. Child poverty continues to rise. Public health funding continues to face cuts. And child mortality has now risen for two years in a row, after a century of decline."

An update for each of the devolved nations can be seen on the RCPCH website.