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2015 - RCPCH Child health debate

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health hosted the Child Health Debate on Tuesday 3 March 2015 at its office in London. The debate was chaired by Alastair McLellan, Editor of the Health Service Journal and the panel included:

On 3 March 2015, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health hosted the Child Health Debate at their London office. The event was chaired by Alastair McLellan, Editor of the Health Service Journal. Panellists included:

  • Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health
  • Sarah Newton MP, Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party
  • Baroness Claire Tyler, Liberal Democrat, House of Lords
  • RCPCH President Dr Hilary Cass OBE
  • Thines Ganeshamoorthy, RCPCH Youth Advisory Panel member

There was a detailed discussion into the challenges their professions faced regarding the UK’s child mortality rate, obesity levels and mental health and how a coordinated approach across departments was needed.

Watch the RCPCH Child health debate video

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