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Event Name: Public Meetings: Evaluation of the Individual Funding request process
Event Location: Across Northern Ireland
Event Date: 24 Mar 2015 at 7 pm
The Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety commissioned an evaluation of the Individual Funding Request (IFR) process.
The evaluation was in response to concerns that the process was not providing access to specialist drugs that are not routinely available in circumstances where there is an agreed clinical need. The evaluation is complete and five recommendations have been published which aim to strengthen the process and improve access to specialist drugs not routinely available.
The recommendations are as follows:
A number of public meetings have been organised to provide an opportunity for public discussion of the proposed changes. Anyone interested in the evaluation and its purpose is invited to come along and have an opportunity to add your views and comments into the process.Whether you are a patient, a carer, a member of Health and Social Care staff or just interested in Health Services then this is an opportunity to share your opinions. The Public Meetings will take place at a number of venues across Northern Ireland as listed below.
24 March 2015, 7– 8.30 pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Glenshane Road, Londonderry BT47 6SB
31 March 2015, 7-8.30 pm, Lakeview 2, Craigavon Civic Centre, Lakeview Road, Craigavon BT64 1AL
13 April 2015, 7 – 8.30 pm, The Chestnut Suite, Lagan Valley Island Civic Centre, Lisburn BT27 4RL
21 April 2015, 7 - 8.30 pm, Antrim Civic Centre, 50 Stiles Way, Antrim BT41 2UB
28 April 2015, 7 – 8.30 pm, Belfast City Hospital, 51 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AB
Whilst registration is not compulsory, to assist with catering arrangements the Department of Health asks you register your intention to attend by emailing IFRPC@dhsspsni.gov.uk or post to: Secondary Care Directorate, DHSSPSNI, Castle Building, Belfast, BT4 3SQ
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