Northern Ireland Assembly election 2022

Ahead of the election on 5 May, we as paediatricians called on the incoming Assembly to create and embed a child rights-based Health and Social Care system. Our manifesto for child health outlined four key areas for action.

Our call to prioritise children and form an Executive

Paediatricians are wholly disheartened at the prospect of another period of political instability, worry and uncertainty in Northern Ireland.

On 12 May, our Officer for Ireland, Dr Ray Nethercott, called on incoming MLAs to prioritise children and establish an Executive.

We asked candidates to support our calls to make child health a national priority

Make child health a national priority - signs held up by cartoon children | Northern Ireland
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We invited members to get involved

All too often we find that children and young people’s matters are not getting the attention they deserve.

So we asked members to join our campaign to ask their local candidates to make child health a priority if they're elected. This campaign is now closed.

Our manifesto for child health in Northern Ireland

We want to see the next Northern Ireland Executive take action in four areas: service and system; prevention and early intervention; child health inequalities and poverty; child health workforce. Read more in our manifesto...

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We engaged with young people using Our Health Matters resources

We worked with health professionals and schools to raise awareness of what matters to young people today through these new resources.