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Facing the future: standards for paediatric services

 

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Facing the future: standards for paediatric services

This report outlines how under-investment and an increase in demand for children’s hospital services have created huge pressure across paediatric care, resulting in many NHS services operating with dangerously low levels of staff and trainee doctors left to manage wards due to a shortage in senior level consultant posts.

It warns that regardless of the outcome of the current health bill, an extensive re-design of children’s health care is now necessary to safe-guard positive health outcomes for children.

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