The health service obviously plays an important part in promoting the health and well-being of children. NHS Scotland provides a universal health promotion programme to all children and their families known as the child health programme. ISD publishes a range of information derived from provision of the child health programme, including information on immunisation, infant feeding, child development and children’s weight and growth. Patients, parents and carers also need better access to information and the ‘Healthy Children’ vision supports parents and professionals in their direct care for children and young people to promote their health and wellbeing. The vision promotes the use of apps and digital tools to empower patients, parents and carers in sharing decision making and so allowing them to become key stakeholders in their own health and care. The way we manage and inform parents and professionals about the health of children has not changed in over 20 years.
Professionals will have access to key health information at the point of care to improve decision making. When drought hit Amina’s home in Somalia, she lost her livestock and her means of providing food for her children. At just nine months old, severe malnutrition left her baby Fatima too weak to stand. On Tuesday 17 May, the Royal College of Physicians published data highlighting how the rising cost of living has worsened the nation’s health.
Yet our job is far from done – more than five million under-fives still die each year. We find new ways to reach children fighting to survive and rebuild their lives. Chair of the Trainees’ Committee, Dr Laura Kelly is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s national PAFTAs, celebrating paediatric training achievements across the UK.
1 May 2019 Added template for 1 January to 31 March 2019 KPI data submission. 3 February 2020 Updated template for period 1 October to 31 December 2019. This form provides a ready-to-use template as well as instructions for submission and key performance indicator definitions.
The gene therapy Libmeldy treats babies and children with a very rare genetic condition. Study finds that black women are 40% more likely to have a miscarriage than white women. About 200 hospitals worldwide are offering safe cancer treatment for boys like Pavlo and Kyril. Acute hepatitis – or liver inflammation – among children was first reported in the UK last week.
June, Liverpool. Provides tips, information and resources to help you promote children and young people’s mental health throughout their childhood. Child development refers to the physical, cognitive, emotional and social growth that occurs throughout a child and young person’s life. Children’s mental health – their cognitive, behavioural and social wellbeing – is affected by this development, as well as a range of factors, including trauma and abuse.
We ask that you allow up to 28 days for the process to be completed, you will be contacted by phone when your form is ready for collection. In recent years there has been a new emphasis on ways of improving children’s health which focuses on the importance of early interventions and preventive measures in improving health. The Family Information Service is a statutory service delivered by local authorities, providing free individually tailored information, advice and guidance on any family matter. The service is available to any family member taking care of children or young people aged 0-19 years of age inclusive as well as professionals working with families. 1 August 2018 Published updated child health records departments data submission template for period 1 April to 30 June 2018. The dashboard provides a high level overview of how the COVID-19 pandemic, and in particular the measures that have been put in place to control it, are impacting more widely on health and health services.
Many illnesses can now be treated at home with lots of rest and over-the-counter medicines. Under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, all children have an explicit right to achieve their developmental potential and to sustain the highest possible standard of health. They also have a right to appropriate health services to facilitate attainment of these goals. Families and clinicians need to access high-quality evidence to guide care practices, highlight uncertainties, and inform priority setting for further research to prevent and treat these conditions.
Our live member briefing outlines how we are working on your behalf, activity you may wish to consider and the support available to you and colleagues. View the latest releases of publications on our Beta website. The BBC reports from a hospital in remote Ghor province which is struggling to cope. Families say they face accusations of bad parenting over their children’s little-known condition.