Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: an overview of current evidence and activities in the UK

Schölin, Lisa, Mukherjee, Raja A. S., Aiton, Neil, Blackburn, Carolyn, Brown, Sarah, Flemming, Kate M., Gard, Paul R., Howlett, Helen, Plant, Moira, Price, Alan D., Shields, Jennifer, Smith, Lesley A., Suttie, Michael, Zammitt, David C. and Cook, Penny A. (2021) Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: an overview of current evidence and activities in the UK. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 106 (7). pp. 636-640. ISSN 0003-9888

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2020-320435

Abstract

Estimates for the UK suggest that alcohol consumption during pregnancy and prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)—the most common neurodevelopmental condition—are high. Considering the significant health and social impacts of FASD, there is a public health imperative to prioritise prevention, interventions and support. In this article, we outline the current state of play regarding FASD knowledge and research in the UK, which is characterised by a lack of evidence, a lack of dedicated funding and services, and consequently little policy formulation and strategic direction. We highlight progress made to date, as well as current knowledge and service gaps to propose a way forward for UK research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
B200 Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy
B400 Nutrition
B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 09:35
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2021 16:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45760

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