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.

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.

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Professionals delivering preventative programmes of care will be alerted by a failsafe management service when an intervention is due or has been missed. This provision of information is known as the ‘Local Offer’ which stems from the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Special Educational Needs reforms. Local Authorities also publish information about services available outside its geographical area, which can also be used. This service directory gives a description of each Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust service, how to get help, who to contact and service location details where relevant. Please remember that for many of these services you will need to be referred for treatment, usually by your GP. Why all developing countries can afford to increase spending on health, through different policy decisions and public spending.

  • One year on from the publication of our Working for change reports, we report against the actions we’d committed to implement.
  • 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.
  • Since 2006, the National Neonatal Audit Programme aims to improve care for babies who may be born too early, with a low birth weight or a medical condition.
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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.

The vision is for transformed child health information services, which will know where every child is and how healthy they are and which give appropriate access to information for all involved in the care of children. PHC2020 provides a framework for action of how technology and data are essential for the delivery of quality and efficiency and improved patient’s outcomes. It supports frontline staff, patients and citizens to take better advantage of the digital opportunity that we currently face. All aspects of children’s health and development work together to form their overall wellbeing.

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1 November 2018 Added data reporting template for period 1 July to 30 September 2018. 1 February 2019 Updated data reporting template for period 1 October to 31 December 2018. Kids Health is a website providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. It provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use. It becomes possible to deliver personalized health promotion materials to people and enter into dialogue with them.

Find top tips and advice on all aspects of children’s emotional and physical health, from keeping kids active and eating well, to building their confidence and equipping them to cope with specific health issues. Sign up for our face-to-face training to inform your practice around child brain development and trauma. Explains how childhood trauma impacts child brain development, how this affects children in later life and how to overcome adverse childhood experiences. Children’s development and mental health are affected by various factors, including the environments they are raised in, the relationships they build and the experiences they have.

For example, if they have 150ml of orange juice and a 150ml smoothie in 1 day, they’ll have exceeded the recommendation by 150ml. Children, just like adults, should aim to eat 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables every day. Join Change4Life for free and your child will get their own personalised activity plan full of good ideas for getting moving. Walking or cycling short distances instead of using the car or bus is a great way to be active together as a family.