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Vivian McConvey will be taking up position as Chief Executive of the Patient and Client Council from 8th April 2019.
The Northern Ireland Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (NIDESP) is undergoing a modernisation project to ensure that it remains a sustainable service and continues to improve in line with national standards. In our blog this week, Dr Rachel Doherty, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the Public Health Agency, tells us why it is so important for patients to get screened and encourages members of the public and professionals to give feedback on proposals to change how the service is delivered...
The Department of Health are seeking a patient or carer representative for a place on a Medicines Optimisation Quality Framework (MOQF) work stream group to help improve the safety and effectiveness of how people use medicines. ‘The Innovation Work Stream’ will support implementation of the MOQF.
Do have something to say about the future development and delivery of Diagnostic Radiography?
The Patient and Client Council’s Complaints Support Service is a vital part of the organisation and one that keeps getting busier. In our blog this week, Complaints Services Manager Richard Dixon, talks about the findings of the PCC’s Annual Complaints Report which was launched today…
The encompass programme is a major healthcare transformation initiative, which aims to create a single digital health and social care record for everyone in Northern Ireland and will benefit both patients and staff. In our blog this week Gary Loughran, Director of the encompass programme, tells us what it all means…
A research project, which analysed complaints about social workers made to the Social Care Council and Patient and Client Council, has been formally launched in a report entitled: ‘Relationships Matter’.
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service are currently undertaking a public consultation on the way in which they respond to emergency calls. In our blog this week Brian McNeill, Director of Operations at NIAS, tells us how these proposed changes will be the most radical development in the way they deliver services in the last 20 years – and why they need to hear your views.
Wednesday 21st November was World COPD Day and Belfast Man Paddy Lynas marked it with a double celebration. The father of two celebrated his 70th birthday on 11th November and is also celebrating the amazing fact that his health is now better at 70 than when he was first diagnosed with a respiratory condition, 8 years ago.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has spent 150 years campaigning for change and delivering services to enable people with sight loss to live their lives to the full. The charity’s ‘Need to Talk’ project provides emotional support and confidence building for people affected by sight loss. Richard Craig, who designs and delivers confidence building courses for RNIB sets out below the services on offer and why the project is so important.
We all know how important it is for people to get more involved in Health and Social Care – but what support is available for those that do get involved? This week, Claire Fordyce from the Public Health Agency is telling us about their new bursary scheme for service users and carers.
Dr Anne Kilgallen, Chief Executive, Western Health and Social Care Trust would like to invite you to attend a creative and interactive workshop exploring health services research. The workshop will be facilitated by THIS Institute (The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute).
The Patient and Client Council were asked to contribute to a webinar to launch the Special Interest Group (SIG) for Self-Management and Co-Production under the umbrella of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), 23 October 2018. We presented a case study profiling our work on chronic pain...
The NICON discussion series held on 18th October 2018, featured a great discussion session about the HSC Collective Leadership Strategy one year on with Myra Weir, Director of HR SEHSCT and Collective Leadership Strategy lead. Michael Bloomfield Chief Executive NIAS, hosted the discussion.
Social isolation is a growing problem facing our elderly population here in Northern Ireland. Increasing rent and the affordability of housing also presents challenges to the younger members of our society. In our blog this week, Frank Johnston from SharedLivesPlus explains their novel solution to both of these issues…
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