The Centre is primarily based within the new Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH). The RMCH provides specialist services for approximately 1 million children and young people across the North West. With this size of population and the importance of the clinical service, the paediatric centre is in an excellent position to expand and exploit opportunities that arise from the strength and breadth of NHS services.
Academic strengths in Paediatrics and Child Health, led by internationally recognised clinicians and scientists, include:
- Child Psychiatry
within the Centre for Development Sciences and Disorders: Social Development Research Group
- Endocrinology and Growth
- Immunology and Respiratory
within Respiratory Medicine
- Inborn Errors of Metabolism
within the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine
within the Centre for Imaging Sciences
within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work: Children and young people's long-term conditions and self care
within the Institute of Cancer Sciences: Centre for Paediatric, Teenage and Young Adult Cancer
within the School of Psychological Sciences: Parenting and Families
Currently there are 18 academics in these areas, with approximately 40 associated research staff. Productive collaborations with Genetics, Nursing and Psychology are well established, as well as connections with scientists in the Faculty of Life Sciences.
Links across the North West region will be key - in this regard strong collaborative and supportive links with Alder Hey Children's Hospital and the University of Liverpool are being developed.