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24-Oct-2017

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Involving you to improve care - Invitation from the Department of Health

The Department of Health is inviting you to join them to discuss the possible future configuration of elective care surgery centres in Northern Ireland. More information from them is listed below.

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20-Oct-2017

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Immediate and sustainable solutions must be found for hospital waiting lists

Northern Ireland’s hospital waiting list performance is the worst in the UK - with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations not being met.

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22-Sep-2017

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New passport designed to ease the journey in hospital

In May this year, the Public Health Agency, in partnership with the Regional General Hospital Forum for Learning Disabilities, Health and Social Care Trusts, people with a learning disability and their carers, launched a Hospital Passport for people with a learning disability. It’s designed to enable the patient to be independent and as involved as possible in any decisions about their care while in hospital. Gerard McWilliams visited two hospitals to see how the passport is being received by staff.

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14-Nov-2016

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Health and Social Care Transformation

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced a consultation on the proposed criteria to be used to reconfigure, change and improve our health service. We would encourage you to take part in the consultation and share your views.

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23-Jun-2017

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The Ongoing Road To Recovery

Early last year, I shared my story of postnatal depression and my two-year battle with illness on this website. I was just at the start of my journey of recovery and was writing a personal blog. 

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13-Oct-2017

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Keeping NHS Titanic afloat

Prof Cooper has been both Chair and President of his professional body, The Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology, and is the first President of the Academy for Healthcare Science. He works hard to promote ‘One Voice’ for all healthcare scientists by working with healthcare science professional bodies and Royal Colleges and, externally, with ministers for health, chief scientific officers and other healthcare organisations.  

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06-Oct-2017

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‘Dear You’ - The Recovery Letters

James Withey is a trained counsellor who worked in social care for 20 years. In 2011, James was diagnosed with clinical depression, attempted suicide and spent time in psychiatric hospital and crisis services. The Recovery Letters was originally a blog project conceived by James, where readers were encouraged to share their own stories of depression and their journeys towards recovery. The letters come from all over the world and detail the many different forms that depression can take.  

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29-Sep-2017

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How healthcare services are costing the earth

Dr Daniel Maughan is a consultant psychiatrist working for the Early Intervention Service at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the Associate Registrar for Sustainability at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, where he heads up a programme of work looking to improve the sustainability of mental health services. He has published widely on the impacts of climate change on mental health, as well as how to best estimate the carbon footprint of health care.

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08-Aug-2016

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Share Your Views On The Mental Health Home Treatment Service

The Mental Health Home Treatment Service cares for people in the community, when they are experiencing a mental health emergency.

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15-Sep-2017

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Tommy’s quest to raise awareness of dementia

For years, Tommy Whitelaw travelled the world running merchandising operations for U2, Kylie Minogue and the Spice Girls. But it all came to an end when Tommy became a full-time carer for his mum, Joan, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia. Sadly, Joan passed away in September 2012 and, since then, Tommy has travelled all over the UK on an awareness-raising campaign. On Wednesday, he was in Belfast speaking at the Caring for the Carers workshop hosted by the Patient and Client Council and the Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care.

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08-Sep-2017

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Caring for someone at the end of their life

As part of Palliative Care Week 2017 we have published our End of Life Care report, which outlines some key issues in relation to end of life care experiences. Care at the end of life is a significant and important element of all care and the evidence in this report describes how the care received at this time can have a significant impact on patients and their families.

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05-Sep-2017

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Public’s opinion wanted on Belfast Trust’s Good Relations strategy

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is consulting on a draft Good Relations strategy for 2017-2022. The strategy is called Healthy Relations For A Healthy Future 2.

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05-Sep-2017

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Public consultation on regulations to restrict the age of sale for nicotine inhaling products to over-18s

The Department of Health is seeking views from members of the public on draft regulations to restrict the age of sale of nicotine inhaling products (NIPs) to persons over the age of 18.  

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31-Aug-2017

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The tender care that made Matilda’s life more lovely

Claire Gray is a speech and language therapy assistant working with children with special needs. She lives in Newtownards, Co Down, with husband Kris and their two-and-a-half-year-old son. She is also mum to Matilda who was born in 2013 with a serious genetic condition and died just three months later. As part of Palliative Care Week 2017, which runs from 03-09 September, Claire talks about her daughter’s tragically short, yet immensely full life.

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25-Aug-2017

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Health and Social Care Trusts launch public consultation on £70M health service savings

All five Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts yesterday announced at meetings open to the public that they have been tasked by the Department of Health to develop draft savings plans to deliver a total saving of £70M in 2017/18.

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25-Aug-2017

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Removing the stigma of sexual health issues

It goes without saying that sex is a fundamental part of healthy relationships and life. As a society we are becoming more comfortable about talking about sex, about issues of consent and about how to look after our sexual health. However, there is still some work to be done.

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18-Aug-2017

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I was told nothing was wrong even though I was having daily seizures

Amy Speers is 32 years old and lives in Bangor. For the past seven years, she has been having non-epileptic seizures, which can be difficult to diagnose and sometimes confused with epilepsy. Amy has since created a Facebook page and has written blogs to raise awareness of the condition.

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11-Aug-2017

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The appliance of science

Fans of the original Star Trek sci-fi series will recall Dr Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy using a handheld scanning device to instantly diagnose medical conditions. Back in the 1960s, the Medical Tricorder was simply the stuff of fantasy. Today, similar technology is a reality and its development is happening right on our doorstep, led by Professor James McLaughlin OBE. Ulster University lecturer, Dr Philip Catherwood, who heads up the Internet of Medical Things team seeking next-generation patient-centric healthcare solutions, tells us about some recent developments.

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04-Aug-2017

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One of our top priorities should be care for the elderly

There is a real need to have a clear plan about how we provide social care in Northern Ireland in the future, particularly for our elderly. Growing concern among members of the public about the ability of our Health and Social Care Trusts to provide adequate care for older people was reflected in our latest People’s Priorities report.

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