RCPCH Child Health Poll
Public poll on child healthcare for RCPCH.
  • The British public attaches a very high degree of importance to the NHS and the services it provides. More than nine in ten Britons say that each of the service areas tested - urgent and emergency care, children’s healthcare, care for the elderly, adult’s healthcare, mental health services, maternity care - should be an important priority for the NHS.

 

  • Regarding child health, three priority areas for the Government emerge: Three-quarters of Britons say that ensuring consistent health service provision for children and young people across the UK, reducing rates of childhood cancer and reducing child death rates should be a high priority for the Government.

 

  • The findings indicate that the British public feels that education which furthers child health should play a greater role in schools: Nine in ten Britons say that they support the recommendation to teach children how to cook and about the nutritional value of food in schools in order to improve child health, and eight in ten support introducing compulsory personal, social and health education (PSHE) in primary and secondary schools, covering issues such as sex and relationships, drug and alcohol abuse and mental health.

 

 

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Date Published
2nd March 2015
Audience
Public
Client
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)

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