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.
Dr Ray Nethercott is the Officer for Ireland, representing members in both Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland at RCPCH Council. The Regional Lead for Northern Ireland is Dr Mugilan Anandarajan, and the position of Regional Lead for the Republic of Ireland is currently vacant.
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.
We have collated some useful links for members in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. Take a look!

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RCPCH Ireland team

The team in Northern Ireland engages with senior policy makers within the Department of Health and Education and other key statutory and voluntary bodies on RCPCH priorities including our State of Child Health Northern Ireland report and recommendations, our Facing the Future suite of standards and our workforce census report and recommendations among other things.

For all enquiries, email us at Please address any mail to RCPCH Ireland, Regus, Cromac Square, Belfast BT2 8LA (please note this is for correspondence only, no staff currently work from this office). You can call our Policy and Public Affairs Lead for Northern Ireland, John McBride on 028 9693 6901. You can use our main contact us page for other key College contacts.

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