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21-Jun-2019

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Join us for a Coffee Connection

Coffee connections are where we invite our members to come for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat with the Patient and Client Council

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21-Jun-2019

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Transforming Unscheduled Care Together - by Maria Curren

"Are you a service user or carer who has experienced unscheduled care i.e. out of hours services, Emergency Department services and discharge processes from hospital into different care settings, including home?"

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14-Jun-2019

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Carers Week 2019

Carers Week takes place from 10-16 June 2019 across the UK. The theme for this year is Getting Carers Connected. A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health condition or who needs extra help as they grow older.

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07-Jun-2019

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Elective Care in Northern Ireland

Last October, day case surgery hubs – elective care centres – were announced for cataract and varicose vein procedures. These prototype centres have been operational since December 2018 and form part of a long-term plan to reduce waiting lists. Now the same approach is to be rolled out across a wide range of specialties, meaning the provision of thousands of day case routine operations will be transferred to dedicated sites. By December 2020, the Department aims to transfer more than 100,000 day cases, 25,000 endoscopies and 8,000 paediatric procedures to the new model.

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31-May-2019

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Have your say in shaping a new community offer for people with MSK conditions in Belfast!

Versus Arthritis is the UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting people with arthritis. Versus Arthritis Northern Ireland are launching a pilot programme in six locations across the UK, and Belfast is one of the specially selected sites. They want to work with you to create a bespoke local network for your area, a touchpoint with Versus Arthritis that meets your specific needs.

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23-May-2019

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Patient and Client Council meets Neurology Inquiry Panel

The Patient and Client Council (PCC) was established by law to be an independent body, ensuring the voices and the concerns of the public are taken into account in all elements of Health and Social Care. One of our specific duties is to provide a Complaints Support Service.

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10-May-2019

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A Day in the life of a Personal and Public Involvement Officer

Did you know the in the last 10 years the Patient and Client Council (PCC) has engaged and consulted with over 38,172 people in Northern Ireland to date. We have been listening and learning about your experiences in health and social care (HSC).

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03-May-2019

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A Listening Ear – a conversation with Richard Dixon our Complaints Service Manager

Over the last 10 years our Complaints Support Services team has helped and supported an enormous 13,460 people. The Patient and Client Council Complaints Services Team work tirelessly to ensure they listen to members of the publics’ experiences, helping them find resolution and feel supported when discussing their concerns in Health and Social Care. We sat down this week with Richard Dixon, our Complaints Service Manager to talk about the work the team does and to answer a few questions readers might have about the service.

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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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