What is Community Child Health
Community Child Health is the care of children outside hospital. It is rewarding and challenging - every day is different. Community paediatricians see children as outpatients for a variety of reasons.
What makes a Community Child Health Paediatrician?
A Community Paediatrician is a doctor who works with vulnerable children and their carers. This includes:
- developmental disorders and disabilities
- behavioural issues
- those at risk of abuse or being abused
- children who are “Looked After” or being adopted.
They work in a variety of settings and work with multiple agencies, particularly education and social care.
Community paediatricians have a vital role in local strategies to improve the health of all children in their area. This includes safeguarding policies and overseeing universal and targeted lifestyle programmes.
Community Child Health as a Career
- video interview with Dr Ruairi Gallagher about the role of a Community Paediatrician
What we see in Clinic
- examples from trainees of cases seen in clinic