Training & research centre for child health
River Island Paediatric Academic Centre for Paediatric & Child Health in association with Imperial College
Training & research centre for child health specialists opens
Doctors and medical students, who care for children in the community and in hospitals across NW London, now have a dedicated centre for training and research. The building of the centre is the start of a 10-year programme in the
The new £300,000 facility will be known as the River Island Paediatric Academic Centre for Paediatric & Child Health in association with
River Island Clothing Company, the Lewis Family Charitable Trust and the NW London Hospitals NHS Trust have funded the centre.
The centre will help current doctors to conduct research that will benefit the local area and
Dr Mitch Blair, Consultant Reader in Paediatrics & Child Health, said:-
“This centre aims to bring together professionals from a variety of backgrounds to help tackle key child health issues in
“Interestingly, 30% of children in our area use complementary medicine. We have much to learn about the safety and effectiveness of these and what influences parents to give these treatments to their children.
“Our overall aim is to bring together the best minds in the field of child health and use the best science available to improve the health of children.”
Julian Lewis, Director of River
Notes to Editors:-
- The staff at the Academic Centre include a liaison health visitor, two research fellows, two teaching fellows and to Specialist Registrar doctors.
- Research is being undertaken in collaboration with
, Thames Valley University , the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and the Child Health Service Research Unit, Keele University . Los Angeles
Mark Herbert, Head of Communications, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust. 020 8869 2421.