RCPCH Ireland

The creation of a new office in Belfast means that for the first time in the College’s history it now has a staff presence in Northern Ireland.

The External Affairs Manager, John McBride, is responsible for ensuring that the work of the Northern Ireland Committee under its Chair, Dr Karl McKeever, is carried forward, and that we engage on the key health policy issues that impact on infants, children and young people.

This means engaging with policy makers and lobbying the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety, as well as delivering localised training and events for our members in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.


Telephone: 02890 511 570

Email: enquiries.ireland@rcpch.ac.uk


Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Forsyth House
Cromac Square

Regional Representatives

Northern Ireland: Dr Karl McKeever: karl.mckeever@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Republic of Ireland: Vacant - current call for nominations

Get involved

Join the Parliamentary Panel (PDF, 220KB)

Parliamentary Panel guidance (PDF, 140KB)

Useful links

Ulster Paediatric Society

Irish Paediatric Association

Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency

Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety (NI)

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People