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Children and young people living with a chronic illness (CI) and faced with poverty are less likely to benefit from medical advances than their more affluent peers.1–3 Clinical outcomes are poorer,1–4 setting these children on a trajectory of lifelong disadvantage. Inequality may be due to a variety of factors: some require action at a political level, while others could be addressed closer to home.
In the Liverpool City Region, more than 80 000 children and young people are growing up in poverty. We undertook a scoping exercise in collaboration with Health Junction, an independent, not-for-profit community interest company. The aim was to gather the views of parents and healthcare professionals (HCPs) involved in managing children with CI living in poverty to identify …
Contributors All authors have contributed to the concept, design and delivery of this manuscript. JCB led in writing the manuscript and LO has supervised.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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