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Advisory Panel

Aidan Macfarlane
(Chair) Retired Consultant Paediatrician
Ann McPherson
Medical Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Anthony Harnden 
University Lecturer in General Practice, Dept of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford
David Elliman
Community Paediatrician, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Elizabeth Murphy
Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Nottingham
Gabrielle Laing
Clinical Director/Consultant Community Paediatrician, City and Hackney PCT
Helen Bedford
Lecturer in Children's Health, Institute of Child Health
Jackie Fletcher
JABS (Justice Awareness and Basic Support)
Judith Moreton
NHS Immunisation Information Programme Manager, Department of Health
Natasha Crowcroft
Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Health Protection Agency
Philippa Kemsley
Immunisation Nurse Specialist, City and Hackney Teaching PCT
Rachel Miller
Strategy Group Member (Project Supervisor), Health Experiences Research Group.
Richard Mayon-White
Consultant Clinical Epidemiologist, University of Oxford
Shona Hilton
MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow

We would like to thank all the parents, health professionals & advisory panel who helped us with this project. Shona Hilton for conducting two of the interviews, Richard Mayon-White and Aidan MacFarlane for their help and advice.

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Bupa Foundation


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