UK 20-year vision for antimicrobial resistance

Department of Health and Social Care, January 2019

This report sets out how the UK will contribute to containing and controlling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by 2040.  The vision and plan were developed across the government, its agencies and administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with support from a range of stakeholders.  It is supported by the UK 5-year action plan for antimicrobial resistance 2019 to 2024.

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Suicide prevention: cross-government plan

Department of Health and Social Care, January 2019

This policy paper sets out how the government will work with the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector to reduce suicides.  It sets out the actions being taken up to 2020 to carry out the suicide prevention strategy for England.

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State of Child Health: Two Years On

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, January 2019

This report provides and update on progress made against the policy recommendations in the RCPCH State of Child Health 2017 report.  The RCPCH congratulates the Government on its commitment to child health, commending them on bold pledges in areas such as obesity, mental health and the integration of children’s health services.  However, the report also shows that England continues to lag behind other Western European countries on a range of child health outcomes including reducing child poverty and inequality, infant mortality, tobacco and alcohol control, and breastfeeding.

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