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11-Jul-2018

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My Health, My Business - An Accessible Health Information Standard for Northern Ireland

A lot of us take for granted the information we receive from the hospital or our GP, such as appointment letters, test results or information leaflets – but what if you’re unable to read the information you’ve been given? This week Paula Beattie, Policy and Campaigns Manager at RNIB tells us the difficulties blind and partially sighted people in Northern Ireland have with health information and what they think needs to be done about it.

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06-Jul-2018

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Happy Birthday NHS

Across the UK, people are celebrating the NHS' 70th birthday. This week Charlotte McArdle, Chief Nursing Officer at the Department of Health reflects on the importance of our Health and Social Care services and the difference it is making to people's lives.

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29-Jun-2018

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The Experience of Living in a Nursing Home

Learning from complaints and concerns is key to service improvement. This week Richard Dixon, Complaints Services Manager for the PCC, explains why this is particularly important for people who are cared for in nursing homes.

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22-Jun-2018

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Treat Me Well – ‘The smallest of changes make the biggest differences’

Last week the PCC held a Health Information Event and a key theme that emerged was how accessible information is useful for everyone, not just those with a disability. To coincide with Learning Disability week, Mencap NI have launched their Treat Me Well campaign and Fiona Cole, their campaigns and policy officer, tells us how promoting accessible communication is just one of the ways they’re encouraging health bodies to better engage with people who have a learning disability.

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15-Jun-2018

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Transforming Adult Social Care

Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland is about to undergo its largest reform in forty years. To make sure this is change for the better we need your help!

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15-Jun-2018

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The importance of keeping carers healthy and connected

The 11th-17th June is Carers Week and across the UK people are recognising the invaluable contribution that carers make to the lives of so many that depend on them – but who looks after the carers? Clare-Anne Magee is the General Manager at Carers NI and in our blog she explains how their latest report highlights the need for carers to be supported to stay healthy – both physically and mentally.

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08-Jun-2018

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Beat the scrum!

We are all aware of the pressures that health and social care services across the UK are currently facing. Whilst the Government and Health and Social Care staff are actively looking at ways of addressing the high demands placed on our services, sometimes some of the most innovative ideas come from the unlikeliest of places. Nick Garbutt is editor of ScopeNI and in our blog he recounts hearing about how sport can be used as a vehicle for highlighting some of the issues within our health services.

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01-Jun-2018

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Volunteering – Good for body and soul

People who are more active, feel valued, have a network of friends and are happy to get involved in meaningful activities. Getting involved in volunteering can offer these benefits, and as Julie Cusick explains, there is a well established and growing body of evidence to support this.

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25-May-2018

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People Not Prisoners – addressing health inequalities within the Prison Service

At our recent Membership Event in Crumlin Road Gaol, north Belfast, we presented our Excellence in Co-production award to the winning team – South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust with its People Not Prisoners project. Team leader Barry Rooney explains what the project was all about.

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18-May-2018

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The experience of living with early onset dementia - Maeve Hully

This week we launched a report called: ‘The experience of living with early onset dementia - people with the condition and family members tell their story’.

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02-May-2018

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Closure of practice list

The Ballymena Family Practice is applying to the Health and Social Care Board to close the practice list for up to one year.

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16-May-2018

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Overhaul of fitness to practise will enhance patient safety, says NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has outlined plans to overhaul its approach to dealing with complaints about nurses and midwives.

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11-May-2018

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Looking forward to The Show

Some of you will know me as Louise Skelly, Head of Operations with the Patient and Client Council, and a few will also know that I farm part time. I am a genuine countrywoman at heart and love being out in the fields. In particular, I love caring for our flock of sheep and, recently, we finished lambing.

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02-May-2018

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Belfast Health and Social Care Trust recalls 2,500 neurology patients for review

Belfast Trust has recalled 2,500 patients following an independent review of patient notes relating to the work of Consultant Neurologist Dr Michael Watt. The action follows a review of patient notes by both the Trust and the Royal College of Physicians. The consultant is currently not treating patients.

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08-May-2018

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NHS seeks out 'standout stars'

Health and social care staff who have gone over and above the call of duty are in line for UK-wide recognition as part of the NHS’s 70th birthday celebrations.

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04-May-2018

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The Big Conversation

Maeve Hully, Chief Executive of the Patient and Client Council

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26-Apr-2018

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From tokenism to empowerment - Josephine Ocloo, (Centre for Implementation Science; King’s College London)

Josephine Ocloo first got into patient involvement, as a grieving mother following the death of her 17-year old daughter, who died as a result of a failure to manage her heart condition. Not getting answers on her daughter’s care on why failures occurred and her quest for justice, led to Josephine getting involved in patient safety as a campaigner and patient activist, wanting to change the system and make it safer.

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23-Apr-2018

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Health Information Event - 12th June 2018, Belfast

The Patient and Client Council in conjunction with the Patient Information Forum, is holding an event to explore the accessibility and availability of Health Information.

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19-Apr-2018

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Tackling challenges in Health and Social Care – Telling the full story

Department of Health’s Director of Communications, David Gordon gives an insight into the problems faced by the health and social care system in Northern Ireland and outlines how transformation is assisting in tackling these issues.

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12-Apr-2018

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Quality Improvement in Health and Social Care

Quality Improvement’ or ‘QI’ can seem like just another piece of jargon, but for Gill Smith, Innovation and Quality Improvement Lead, Northern Health & Social Care Trust it’s an exciting movement happening in our Health service. An important part of improving health care is about sharing good practice - so if someone is Derry/Londonderry has changed how they do things for the better, then people in Belfast or Craigavon should be able to hear about it, so they can decide if they could make a similar change. Until now sharing that good practice has been problematic. The launch of a new website hopes to change that.  Gill explains what it is, and what’s happening so far.

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