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. 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.
Northern Ireland's Stormont building, with tulips

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 and make child health and wellbeing a national priority. Our manifesto outlined four key actions.

We invited members and young people to get involved in our campaign, which is now closed.

Contacting us

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

For other key College contacts, use our main contact us page.

Latest news relating to Ireland

President's blog

Sharing excellence from across the UK - President's blog

Camilla reflects on a particularly inspiring trip to Northern Ireland and gears up for the year ahead. She also encourages colleagues to share their brilliant work at this year’s annual conference.

Tell us your views on a new app about health inequalities

The College's Digital Division is seeking members' views on the value of creating a health inequalities mobile app. This would be developed in partnership with the paediatrics-led group, Wellbeing and Health Action Movement (WHAM).

Latest resources relating to work in Ireland