Infant mortality in England and Wales could soar without action, study warns

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Royal College of Paediatrics says infant deaths could be 140% higher than similar countries by 2030

Infant mortality rates in England and Wales could be 140% higher than in comparable wealthy countries by 2030 without concerted action, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has warned.

The group also says that mental health problems and A&E attendances among children and young people will soar by the end of the next decade without a properly funded strategy.

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