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 Ireland Committee under its Chair, Dr Emma Curtis, is carried forward, and that we engage on the key health policy issues that impact on children.

This means lobbying Ministers and other influential figures, as well as delivering localised training and events for our members in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.


We held an official opening of the RCPCH Northern Ireland office on 16 July 2014. The theme was ‘Fit for the Future: opportunities and challenges for child health in Northern Ireland’.

More about the launch in our autumn 2014 newsletter

Courses and events

Upcoming courses and events in Northern 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: Professor Hilary Hoey - hilaryhoey@eircom.net

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