The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health Commission

Congratulations to Professor Christopher Eccleston, Dr Emma Fisher, and others who have recently produced The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health Commission’s report to address paediatric pain and recommend what more can be done to help children and young people:

This built on the excellent work carried out in 2019 for the #timeforchange campaign.

The findings of this new Lancet Commission, the first of its kind ever to address paediatric pain, calls for transformative action around four goals.


The report was led by the Centre for Pain Research at the University of Bath, supported by Versus Arthritis and The Mayday Fund, and reflects the views and opinions of over 20 multidisciplinary medical professionals worldwide, as well as patient and parent partners, whose experiences fed into the work.