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.
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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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