Briefing: Are we failing the health of our adolescents and young people?

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Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
March 13, 2019
Author
Danielle Henry
Issues Covered
  • Access to health services by young people
  • Health Initiatives for young people
  • Obesity strategy
  • Using young people to design services
Categories
Children's services and education, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Health, public health, adult social care, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement, Wellbeing and Fun
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The Nuffield Trust has looked at international comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood .finding that, despite improvements, the UK compares poorly with other, similar countries in providing support to young people with long-term conditions to manage their care, and that this appears to be getting worse.

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