Today marks the beginning of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s search for its next Vice President for Science & Research and Vice President for Health Policy. College members are invited to either self-nominate or act as proposers for peers. Both roles are pivotal and influential in leading the way in child health for RCPCH and in the UK, through improving child health research and paediatric quality improvement initiatives and leading policy and advocacy as a core part of the College’s new strategy.
The VP for Science and Research has responsibility for promoting and enhancing academic activity in the UK among paediatricians at all levels. This post provides an opportunity for an individual with influential research stature and experience to play a central role in shaping the national landscape to make UK paediatric research world leading.
The VP for Health Policy will drive policy and advocacy priorities on issues like prevention and health inequalities in childhood, future services and workforce planning. This role also supports the work of the College’s busy Health Policy Committees which cover a range of areas from health improvement, child protection, informatics, service improvement and workforce.
The College’s CEO Jo Revill says:
These are two wonderful opportunities for members to make a difference for the future of research and policy in paediatrics and child health. We face many challenges ahead including the continuing effects of the pandemic and the VP for Science & Research and the VP for Health Policy will be pivotal in implementing the College’s new strategy. I wish to thank the current role holders, Nick Bishop and Simon Clark, for their hard work over the past three years.
Nominations will close at 17.00 on Monday 25 October, and voting will open on Monday 22 November. Nominations for both roles must be College Fellows and require at least two members proposing their nomination.
Find out more about these posts and submit your nomination: