Children’s mental health services face postcode lottery, warns new report

Children in need of ‘low-level’ mental health services – vital preventative and early intervention services for problems such as anxiety, depression or eating disorders are facing a postcode lottery. So found an investigation by the Children’s Commissioner for England.

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Mental health support for new fathers

Partners of expectant and new mothers who are unwell with mental health issues will be offered support and mental health checks, NHS England has announced.

HVs wanted for poisoning prevention campaign

A campaign to raise awareness of the need to keep children safe from accidental poisoning and eye injury is requesting the help of health visitors to spread its key messages.

Junk food ads banned on London transport

Adverts for junk food will be banned on the entire Transport for London (TfL) network, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed.
 

Call for ban on calorific milkshakes

Milkshakes with ‘grotesque’ amounts of sugar and calories should be banned from being sold in high street restaurants, campaigners claim.

What might the General Election mean for the NHS?

As the General Election campaign shifts into top gear, the main parties have published their manifestos, giving voters the opportunity to examine their plans for governing the country.

New training programme slashes teenage rugby injuries

An exercise routine that has reduced rugby injuries by over 70% in the youth game is to be introduced to schools.

Poll finds mental health issues starting from four

Children as young as four are suffering from panic attacks, anxiety and depression, a poll has found.

Sexual health services harder to access in the UK, study finds

It has become more difficult to access sexual health services in the UK, new research has suggested.

Practice closures ‘leave 200,000 without GPs’

Record numbers of GP practice closures have forced around 265,000 to move, according to data published in April.

 

Term-time holidays on the up in England

Family holidays during term time accounted for a quarter of unauthorised school absences in England, new data shows.

UK public health budgets are a ‘false economy’, research suggests

Recent cuts made to public health budgets in the UK are set to cost the NHS and the wider economy ‘billions’, warns new research.

Fears benefit cap will 'push 200,000 more children into poverty'

New limits being imposed on benefit payments could force 200,000 more children into poverty, campaigners fear.

Unvaccinated children being refused healthcare in Australia

One in six children not up to date with their vaccines have been refused healthcare treatment in Australia.

Children of depressed mums more likely to be injured by accident

Accidental injuries in young children are more likely if their mothers are experiencing depression or anxiety, a new study shows.

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