6 Mar 2014

Govt accepts child health changes

2:57 pm on 6 March 2014

The Government has accepted most of the recommendations of a select committee inquiry into improving child health and the high rates of unplanned pregnancy.

The inquiry recommended 130 changes and called on the Government to adopt a coordinated plan to improve sexual and reproductive health services and sexuality education.

Health Select Committee chair Paul Hutchison said the Government has accepted wholly or in part 109 of the recommendations.

He said new initiatives could be announced as part of the Budget, in May.