The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) released a shocking report today. It states that children’s health in the UK is in jeopardy, with higher child death rates, obesity and ill-health than in much of Europe. “Particularly troubling are the stark inequalities in child health that have widened in the last five years,” says Professor Neena Modi, president of the RCPCH, in the report.
Our CEO, Jan Tallis, appeared on LBC radio today to discuss the report with presenter Nick Ferrari. She spoke about why child poverty has such a huge impact on children’s health, and laid out her recommendations on how we could improve the health of children living in poverty.
You can listen to the clip in full below: