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19-Apr-2019

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Meet our new Chief Executive

Introducing our new Chief Executive Vivian McConvey.

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05-Apr-2019

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Happy Birthday – 10 Years of the PCC

Monday this week was a significant date for the PCC – a decade of working for, and with, the people of Northern Ireland to improve Health and Social Care services. In our blog this week, Vivien McConvey explains it all…

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28-Mar-2019

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A Farewell from Glynis

In our blog this week our Interim Chief Executive, Dr Glynis Henry CBE, has some parting words to share with you all…

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22-Mar-2019

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A warm introduction from our new Chair, Christine Collins MBE

"I am delighted to take up the post of Chair of the PCC; and I am looking forward to leading the PCC in these exciting but very challenging times for health and social care...

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14-Mar-2019

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Help us celebrate our 10th Birthday

The Patient and Client Council will shortly be celebrating a significant milestone. In our blog this week, Glynis Henry explains some of the preparations…

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07-Mar-2019

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Serious Adverse Incidents

As part of the implementation of the Report of the Independent Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths, the workstream dealing with Serious Adverse Incidents is looking for your views. In this week’s blog, Conrad Kirkwood, who chairs the workstream, explains…

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01-Mar-2019

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Endometriosis Awareness Month

Today marks the first day of Endometriosis Awareness Month. Over 95,000 women in Northern Ireland live with this often debilitating condition, yet we know from the work we have done with people living with the condition that many have to wait years before receiving a diagnosis. In our blog for this week, Robyn Atcheson from Newtownards shares her experience of living with the condition…

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21-Feb-2019

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week – helping to smash stigmas and separate fact from fiction

Monday 25th February marks the beginning of Eating Disorder Week 2019. In our blog this week Deborah McCready from Action Mental Health is taking the opportunity to talk about their eating disorder service everyBODY, which takes a range of approaches to tackling eating disorders…

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15-Feb-2019

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A-Z Symptom Search

A new online service has been launched for people in Northern Ireland to help us manage our health and wellbeing. In our blog this week Linda McRandle from the Health and Social Board, tells us what it all means…

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08-Feb-2019

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A Unique Opportunity to Shape the Future of Palliative Care

The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care is looking for new volunteers to join their forum Voices4Care. In this week’s blog, Briege Lyttle from Downpatrick shares her experience as a member…

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01-Feb-2019

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Give us better support to direct our social care

Self-directed support is billed as a new flexible way of organising social care services that promotes choice – but what do the people who have used it think of this new service? In this week’s blog, Interim Chief Executive Glynis Henry shares the results of the PCC’s latest report…

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25-Jan-2019

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Exploring the Experience of Service Users and Carers in Mental Health Services

We all know the importance of sharing our experiences to improve health and social care services. In this week’s blog, Vi Gray, Patient and Client Experience Lead for the 10,000 Voices project in the Western Health and Social Care Trust tells us about their latest survey on mental health services…

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18-Jan-2019

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Your views wanted on the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

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...

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11-Jan-2019

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New Year, New... Involvement?

As we start into the New Year, the PCC’s Interim Chief Executive, Dr Glynis Henry CBE has a New Year’s resolution she thinks everyone should commit to in this week’s blog…

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21-Dec-2018

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Keep Well this Christmas

It’s hard to believe that we’re fast approaching the end of another year. With the festive holidays upon us, the PCC’s Interim Chief Executive, Glynis Henry has a few words for everyone about keeping well this Christmas…

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14-Dec-2018

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Annual Complaints Report

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…

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07-Dec-2018

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The encompass programme

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…

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30-Nov-2018

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We want your views on our proposed clinical response model

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.

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23-Nov-2018

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Happy ‘Breath’-Day Paddy!

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.

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16-Nov-2018

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If you need to talk – we’re here to listen

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.

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