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Turbulence facing the NHS risks having a negative impact on child protection, college says

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 12 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2991
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. 1London

The future of the NHS and the “huge turbulence” it faces risk having a worryingly negative impact on the protection of vulnerable children, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has warned.

After publication of the Munro Review of Child Protection on 10 May the RCPCH said that NHS reforms could pose a major risk to child protection regardless of any proposals on the future of national child protection policy.

A spokeswoman for the RCPCH said that although the …

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