Northern Ireland

We want to see actions from the ‘Children and Young People’s Strategy’ (2019-29) met to ensure all children have the best start to life. Our 2020 report summarises the evidence and outlines our priorities.

By addressing these key issues, we can reduce the burden of disease during childhood and into adulthood with many benefits to the individual and society. Less pressure on adult services, a happier, healthier and productive workforce and improvements in health and wellbeing are dividends we can enjoy by ensuring child health is always a priority.

Dr Ray Nethercott, RCPCH Officer for Ireland & Dr Ronny Cheung, RCPCH State of Child Health Clinical Lead