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Collaboration on children’s health has some way to go, experts warn

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 20 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1177
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    Progress on government plans to improve the health of children in England through better collaboration among various agencies is stalling because of cultural differences within central and local government, MPs have been warned.

    Experts on children’s health have welcomed moves to boost collaboration across health and social care services for children but are sceptical about how easy this will be to achieve.

    MPs on the parliamentary select committee on children, schools, and families held a one-off evidence session this week on the government’s child health strategy, Healthy Lives, Brighter Futures, which was …

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