Social care system at crisis point

BBC Panorama’s ‘Crisis in care’ highlighted the state of adult social care in the UK and the human costs of a failing system. 

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.

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.

Urinary problems untreated in childhood can continue into teens

Children who wet themselves are more likely to suffer bladder and bowel problems as teenagers, new research has shown.

Flame-retardant chemicals 'could affect behaviour' in young children

Widely used flame-retardant chemicals found in furniture, carpets, electronics and mattresses among other things could be affecting the development of young children, US academics have suggested.

Being overweight in pregnancy linked to infant risk of cerebral palsy

A study of Swedish women has associated being overweight or obese in pregnancy with a higher infant risk of cerebral palsy.

People who trust healthcare staff 'tend to feel better'

Patients who have confidence in their healthcare providers are more likely to report greater satisfaction and quality of life, according to an analysis led by Swiss academics.

UK's poorest children 10 times more likely to go into care

Children from the poorest areas are almost 10 times more likely to be taken into care or placed on a child protection plan than those from affluent neighbourhoods, a study has revealed.

Children's 'red books' start online roll-out

An electronic version of the ‘red book’ children’s health record is to go live in London in April ahead of a national roll-out.

Teeth removals for under-fours 'up 24% in a decade'

The number of very young children in England needing baby teeth removed has risen by 24% over the last 10 years, new data has revealed.

Sex education to be compulsory in England, government rules

Sex and relationships education (SRE) is to be made compulsory in all schools in England.

New briefing addresses SCPHN concerns

Unite-CPHVA has issued a briefi ng to support members being redeployed or downbanded as part of organisational changes within the NHS.