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Childhood trauma: government rejects call for national strategy

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 08 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l644
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

MPs have expressed their disappointment at the government’s failure to act on their recommendation for a national strategy to reverse the negative effects of adversity and trauma in childhood.

Norman Lamb, chair of the Science and Technology Committee, said, “It is extremely frustrating to see the government largely dismiss our recommendations, opting instead to list existing programmes and shifting responsibility onto …

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