Dec 19, 2022
We know that children living in poverty are more likely to experience poorer health outcomes, and paediatricians are in a unique and crucial position to advocate for lifelong change in their patients.
Dr Helen Stewart, a consultant in paediatric emergency medicine and the College's Officer for Health Improvement, speaks with Dr Ian Sinha, consultant respiratory paediatrician and Dr Alice Lee, paediatric trainee and clinical innovation research fellow, both at at Alder Hey Children's Hopspital.
Ian and Alice are two of the authors of the RCPCH health inequalities toolkit published in autumn 2022. They talk about why paediatricians have a role in addressing health inequalities and provide advice on how open up conversations with families.
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