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25-Jan-2018

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‘I’m so lucky it was caught early’

Paula Bradley MLA was diagnosed with cancer when she was just 24 and admits she knew nothing about the disease. It was only much later that she realised how serious the condition can be. As part of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (22-28 January) Paula joined forces with Cancer Focus NI to urge women to be vigilant and get regular smear tests.

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19-Jan-2018

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Funding Public Services in Northern Ireland – What does this mean for Health and Social Care?

People are being asked for their feedback on a briefing paper issued by the Department of Finance on how Northern Ireland spends its money.

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12-Jan-2018

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Pressures on Emergency Departments

Over the past few weeks, you might have experience of visiting a very busy hospital Emergency Department, or heard about the pressures facing our Health service on the news. Why is this happening?

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05-Jan-2018

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Have Your Say About The GP Out of Hours Service

Have you recently used the GP Out of Hours Service? This service is for people who need urgent medical treatment, but cannot wait until their doctor’s practice is open. It’s also for terminally ill people, very sick children and frail, elderly people.

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29-Dec-2017

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A new year - what can change?

January is traditionally a month for resolutions, new beginnings, for fresh starts and doing things differently.

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15-Dec-2017

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You have the power to change social care in our society

This week, a long-awaited report called Power to People was published. You may have seen some coverage on the news and on social media about it. This really important report has the potential to reshape how we, as a society, care for vulnerable adults in our community. 

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07-Dec-2017

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Human Rights in Health and Social Care

Human Rights apply to everyone. Human Rights Day is celebrated on 10 December and Sandra Rafferty, from the Equality Unit, Business Service Organisation, explains what Human Rights are all about and what they mean within Health and Social Care services here in Northern Ireland.

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30-Nov-2017

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#LetsEndIt - End isolation, End stigma, End HIV transmission

Martin is a 56 year old Belfast man with a career spanning 36 years in public administration and 20 years volunteer experience with various charities. In 2010, following an admission to hospital with an unrelated infection, Martin was diagnosed with HIV. After a short stay in hospital and successful treatment of the parasitic infection he was discharged to begin attending the GUM clinic as a HIV out-patient. Here, Martin shares his thoughts and some of the key facts about HIV.

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23-Nov-2017

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What’s stopping you appointing a Patient Director? An open letter to all healthcare organisations

David Gilbert is a former mental health service user and has 25 years’ experience of working in patient and public engagement at local, national and international level. He was co-founder and a director of the Centre for Patient Leadership and the NHS Centre for Involvement. He is currently Patient Director at Sussex MSK Partnership. Here is an open letter David has written to Trusts in England, to encourage them to think about appointing a Patient Director to their management teams.

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16-Nov-2017

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Your AHPs need you – help shape the future of the Allied Health Professions in Northern Ireland

Hazel Winning is an Occupational Therapist who now works at the Department of Health as their Allied Health Professions (AHP) Lead. Allied Health Professions cover a wide range of treatments, therapies and services. Hazel explains why your contribution is essential as the Department of Health draws up plans to ensure there are enough staff to deliver Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy services for patients and clients.

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15-Nov-2017

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Patient support service publish annual report

Lengthening waiting times, staff attitude and communication continue to be among the issues of major concern for people contacting the Patient and Client Council’s complaints support service.

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30-Oct-2017

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Allied Health Professions Workforce Review Stakeholder Engagement Event

The Department of Health is undertaking workforce reviews of Allied Health Professions. They are holding an event in November for professionals and service users. More details from the Department of Health are listed below.

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