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UK falling behind in children’s health

This report shows that for many measures of children’s health and wellbeing, progress has stalled, or is in reverse – something rarely seen in high-income countries.

The authors highlight that, even where there have been notable improvements in children’s health, the UK is often lagging far behind other countries. For example, although there has been a fall in the number of emergency asthma admission rates across all four nations, the UK still has one of the highest mortality rates in Europe for children and young people with asthma. More....