RCPI has long been a well-respected voice in public health debates. Our Members and Fellows lead initiatives and discussions that influence government policies, legislation and shape public debate. In recent years we have been to the forefront of policy and advocacy in the areas of vaccination, screening, alcohol, obesity, tobacco, physical activity and ageing.
There are many additional areas where RCPI can leverage the expertise and voice of its doctors to make a difference to health and healthcare. We want to support the policy issues that are of concern to our trainees, members and fellows across all our Faculties and Institutes and we aim to assign staff and volunteer resources to issues where the voice of RCPI has the greatest potential to make an impact.
If you have an idea for a policy statement or position paper you can talk to our Policy Specialist, who will advise you on the best approach to take.
Our policy specialist supports our members' policy work by:
If you have any questions on this process, you can get in touch with Mairead Heffron, our Policy Specialist