Prevention pays ‘our children deserve better’ October 24th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Prevention pays – our children deserve better Report on children’s health makes strong case for change as data shows five excess child deaths per day in UK compared to Sweden. •Report on children’s health makes strong case for change as data shows five excess child deaths per day in UK compared to Sweden •Billions could be saved by investing in young people Much more needs to be done to improve UK children’s health, and acting early will save taxpayers’ money, the Chief Medical Officer has said in a frank assessment of the state of the health of the nation’s children. CMO’s latest report.- which has the backing of several children’s charities – calls on government, the whole health service, social care and education professionals to take action and make improvements now. It highlights a strong economic case for doing more, sooner. For example, reducing obesity by just one percentage point among children and young people could lead to savings of £1 billion each year as children would be less likely to end up with long-term health problems needing NHS treatment. In addition to improvements on physical health, the report highlights the need for society to support children to build emotional resilience, supporting children through better communication to learn from their mistakes and deal with life’s inevitable ‘ups and downs’. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!