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05-Oct-2018

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Announcement from Chief Executive Maeve Hully

"As many of you know I am leaving the Patient and Client council after 9 ½ very happy years. It's bittersweet to leave an organisation you've enjoyed. All the people I have met and have worked with have meant so much..."

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05-Oct-2018

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Have you attended a GP with a mental health issue or concern?

Have you attended a GP with a mental health issue or concern? We want to hear about your experience...

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05-Oct-2018

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Have you used the A-Z of Health Conditions to identify symptoms?

The Health and Social Care Board is seeking individuals to take part in testing the proposed new design and search functions on the A-Z of health conditions page, hosted on the NI direct website in a bid to improve the user experience...

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05-Oct-2018

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Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning

There is a growing body of evidence that using animals to assist in therapy and learning can have positive and lasting benefits for patients. In our blog this week, Robert Huey, Chief Veterinary Officer for Northern Ireland tells us more about equine assisted therapy and learning and what he is doing to promote people’s awareness of it.

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01-Oct-2018

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Information and Involvement Events

Drop in sessions at local venues near you...

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28-Sep-2018

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Your opportunity to influence future recurrent miscarriage services

If you have previously received care or treatment for recurrent miscarriage we need your help to identify what is important for future services, at a focus group event on the evening of Tuesday 23rd October 2018. The Public Health Agency is working with Health and Social Care and the Patient Client Council to develop a regional care pathway for those who have experienced recurrent miscarriage. It is hoped that this care pathway will...

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28-Sep-2018

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Fighting funeral poverty in Northern Ireland

The cost of funerals has been growing over recent years causing additional stress and strain on families trying to cope with bereavement. In our blog this week, Craig Harrison from Marie Curie tells us what they are doing to campaign against funeral poverty.

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27-Sep-2018

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We're here for you: An information and support day for people affected by terminal illness in Belfast

We’re here for you: An information and support day for people affected by terminal illness in Belfast Marie Curie is working with Belfast City Council to run an information and support day for people affected by terminal illnesses.

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27-Sep-2018

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“Eat well, move more, live longer - could it really be that simple?" by Alison Gallagher - Professor of Public Health Nutrition

Obesity remains a major public health challenge and represents a significant health, financial and societal burden. In Northern Ireland, an estimated 60% of adults and up to 40% of children are overweight or obese.

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21-Sep-2018

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My Mum and Dementia

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day and around the world people are raising awareness of the condition and sharing their experiences. In this week’s blog Diane Lowry tells us the story of her mum Margaret and shares some advice on what can make a real difference to people living with dementia.

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14-Sep-2018

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Take a Minute

Monday 10th September was World Suicide Prevention Day 2018. In our blog this week Peter McBride, CEO of Inspire, tells us about their Take a Minute campaign and how we all have a part to play in suicide prevention.

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07-Sep-2018

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Palliative Care, Because Every Moment Matters

Palliative Care Week 2018 begins on Sunday and in our blog this week, Brendan O’Hara from the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care explains why it is so important to raise people’s awareness and understanding of palliative care.

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31-Aug-2018

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Launch of the co-production guide

This afternoon the Department of Health has launched their new Co-production guide. In our blog this week Chief Nursing Officer, Charlotte McArdle tells us the importance of this document and what it means for our Health and Social Care services.

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29-Aug-2018

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Self-directed support Twitter Chat

Do you use self-directed support or direct payments for social care?

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24-Aug-2018

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The importance of good nutrition in preventative healthcare

In recent years a greater focus has been placed on the importance of supporting and educating people to make positive lifestyle changes. By living healthy, active lives people reduce their risk of developing disease and long-term conditions later in life. Jill Curry is the Dietetics Services Manager in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust and she explains how dietitians play a vital role in preventative healthcare.

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17-Aug-2018

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The Acute Co-Production Partnership

In October 2016, ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026 - Delivering Together’ outlined the Department of Health’s full commitment to adopting a co-production approach to achieve the necessary changes required to deliver the world class health and social care services people deserve. In this week’s blog Acute Involvement Coordinator Ashley Steele tells us what the Northern HSC Trust is doing to realise this vision.

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10-Aug-2018

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Self-directed support

The 2017 ‘Power to the People’ report contains a series of proposals to ‘reboot’ adult social care here in Northern Ireland. Amongst them there is a strong focus on having more person-centred, personalised social care services. Self-directed support is seen as one way of doing this – but what difference is it making to those that use it? In this week’s blog Maeve Hully wants to encourage those who have experience of it to share their views.

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03-Aug-2018

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The rise of CCTV in monitoring care

People who receive care in their own homes, or in a residential or nursing care facility are often very vulnerable. Some people are taking steps to monitor their loved one’s care by using hidden cameras. In this week’s blog, Ann Gamble, a service user and member of the PCC’s Membership Scheme speaks of the need to have a sensible discussion around the use of CCTV and hidden cameras in the monitoring of people’s care.

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27-Jul-2018

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The issue of rural isolation

Roughly a third of people in Northern Ireland live in rural areas and it is known that these people are more likely to suffer higher levels of loneliness and social exclusion than their urban counterparts. This week James Speers, President of the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) and Ambassador for Rural Wellbeing with Inspire shares his thoughts on the issue of social isolation and identifies some of the opportunities within rural communities to tackle this problem.

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