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working together for child health!


What have the political parties in store for our children and young people? Will their manifesto benefit our youth? 


Following the parliamentary vote; in the coming weeks we will explore the political offer for our children and young people across the 4 nations.  Join us in this discourse. What would you like to see reflected in party manifestos? Contact us at 



‘Nursing in schools: how school nurses support pupils with long-term health conditions’ –a review


In today's fast paced ever changing world, we seem to be moving from one policy to the next - often at breakneck speed : by the time one government policy has been introduced and implemented - it's time to change again.

In this latest blog by Dr. Louise Condon, we re-explore the role of school nurses and their support of children with long-term health conditions. This is even more pertinent as we move toward empowering patients to care for themselves and develop an environment that supports learning for all - not just those with optimal health. Unfortunately, the evidence, experiences and expertise that led to this guidance:
 Department for Education (2014). Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions: Statutory guidance for governing bodies of maintained schools and proprietors of academies in England. ,seems lost as we cope with decreasing school nurse numbers and changes in investment.

Read the blog here :


 The State of Child Health

Professor Russell Viner summarised this report and called us to action in the blog below:

Look out for BACAPH policy papers and 4 nation views on this seminal report. Will child health be reflected in the platforms of #GE2017? The challenge to our parliamentary leaders - equity and parity for children throughout the UK. Bring political will, policies and investment that will secure the health and wellbeing of our children and young people.

Childhood Obesity


Mummy - Daddy says I'm fat

In this blog, I reflect on the NCMP and what it can mean to some children and families. As we continue to search for the optimal way to reduce this epidemic and reverse the health burden of obesity, I am struck by the need to reduce the perceived stigma of obesity, and to create a transparency of the value of national programs to individual families.



Meet with us. Share stories. Coordinate action. Mobilise. Advocate. Bring about change.

BACAPH at a conference near you !


Join us on Day 1 of the RCPCH Annual Conference

You can also meet with us at the FPH Annual Conference

Coming Soon : BACAPH at the BACCH Annual Scientific Meeting 2017 , 11-12 September, Southampton

2017 Membership drive

BACAPH is the only UK membership organisation that focuses on public health for children, young people and their families.

We are open to any professional working in public health, health services, or any relevant organisation

Membership costs just £25 a year for access to a members’ area where topical issues can be discussed, and for opportunities to contribute and benefit from the work of BACAPH in developing evidence based policy briefings, training opportunities, advocacy activities and opportunities for collaborative working including sharing of local best practice. The members' area is evolutionary and aims to respond to the needs of our members.

Lend us your voice, join our work - let us work together to improve the health and wellbeing of our children and young people.

Contact us by email or twitter. We look forward to speaking with you. Bring on GE2017 ! #childhealthmatters


Dr. Stacy John-Legere
BACAPH Communications Officer

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