We manage external relations with stakeholders and policymakers including the Northern Ireland Executive and organisations with an interest in child health. Our friendly team is here to make sure members across Ireland have a voice.
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The team in Northern Ireland engages with senior policy makers in Department of Health and Education and other key statutory and voluntary bodies on College priorities, including State of Child Health NI recommendations, Facing the Future service standards and workforce census.
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Dr Ray Nethercott is the Officer for Ireland, representing members in both Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland at RCPCH Council. We've also collated other contacts for RCPCH in NI and ROI, and for training in NI.
This committee allows paediatricians to act as advocates for the College in Northern Ireland in relation to media, public affairs and health policy work. It offers input and advice on member focused activity such as courses and events.
Northern Ireland's Stormont building, with tulips

Ahead of the election on 5 May 2022, we as paediatricians called on the incoming Assembly to create and embed a child rights-based Health and Social Care system and make child health and wellbeing a national priority. Our manifesto outlined four key actions.

Contacting the Northern Ireland team

For all enquiries, email Please address any mail to Northern Ireland Office, RCPCH, 5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH. You can call us on 028 9693 6902.

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Invitation to apply for a fully funded, one-year industry placement

RCPCH is delighted to announce an exciting partnership with Vertex and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine on the Vertex Physicians in Pharma Programme (VPiPP). This unique, one-year work placement is for clinicians in training who wish to enrich their curriculum and knowledge by understanding an...

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