Child Health Outcomes & Free GP Care: Evidence and Relevance

Tuesday, 27th May 2014. Management House, Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

The seminar consisted of presentations from Professor Richard Layte (ESRI) and Dr. Sara Burke (Journalist and Policy Analyst), followed by questions and debate.

Presentation Abstract

The seminar included two presentations followed, by a questions and answers session. The first from Professor Richard Layte (ESRI) presented evidence on child health outcomes in Ireland drawing on the finding of two recent research papers entitled Socioeconomic Inequalities in Child Health in Ireland' and Income-Related Inequity in the Use of GP Services: A Comparison of Ireland and Scotland. The slides from his presentation are available here.The second presentation, from Sara Burke (journalist, broadcaster & policy analyst), reviewed the current policy proposals for free GP care for under-6s and examine the context and challenges associated with its adoption. The slides from her presentation are available here.


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