Dr Patricia Hamilton

Dr Patricia Hamilton is President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She was previously Vice President for Training and Assessment and prior to that Honorary Secretary of the RCPCH.

She is also Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Paediatrics at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London.  She qualified from the University of Bristol and trained in paediatrics in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford and Vancouver. She is an active clinician in Neonatology, continuing regular on call duties during her Presidency, and her research interests have included the pathophysiology of birth asphyxia.  She has been a Medical Director at St George’s Hospital. She has been closely involved in developing new training programmes and teaching and assessment methods, and in working to make MMC appropriate for paediatrics.

Dr Hamilton has chaired many College committees and working parties including those that produced training packages in child protection and child mental health. She is currently chair of the steering group of the Clinical Engagement in Medical Leadership project run by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the National Institute for Innovation and Improvement. This is developing curricula in clinical management and leadership for medical undergraduates and postgraduates.

She sits on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and several of its Education and Training Committees.  She is also a Board member of PMETB and is active on its Training and Visits committees. She is co-Chair of the London Children’s Clinical Pathways group.

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Health promotion: improving children's lives or demonising parents?

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