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TYC Regional Planning Group – Statutory Residential Care Homes Progress Updates


  Issue 1 June 2013 Issue 2 July 2013 Issue 3 September 2013 Issue 4 October 2013 Issue 5 November 2013 Issue 6 December 2013 Issue 7 January 2014 Issue 8 March 2014 Issue 9 April 2014 Issue 10 May 2014 Issue 11 June 2014 Issue 12 September 2014 Issue 13 January 2015 Issue 14 May 2015 Issue 15 August 2015 Issue 16 October 2015 Issue 17 December 2015   Future provision of Statutory Residential Care Homes for Older People […]

Round up of all the latest news and developments in reforming your health and social care


Photograph of Health Minister Simon Hamilton, nurse and patient .

Here is  a summary of some recent developments and things that are happening across the region: Rapid Response nursing teams making a positive impact Community Care and Treatment Centres Update on Self Directed Support dNav expansion transforming lives of those with Type 2 Diabetes in South Eastern Trust Area Consultations on Statutory Residential Homes Breast Screening On The Move Wasted Medicines – a burden to the Health Service Knowledge Exchange Update Up and coming events     Rapid Response nursing […]

Update on Reform


Photograph of Valerie Watts, Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Board.

One year on after taking up post as Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Board, Valerie Watts shares her thoughts on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in reforming our services. It’s been over a year now since I took up my post as Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Board – the organisation which leads on planning and commissioning health and social care services in Northern Ireland. I knew this would be a demanding […]

Ambulance staff helping to reduce hospital admissions


Photograph of a paramedic, with ambulance in the background.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) is central to the on-going reform programme enabling the Health and Social Care system to deliver new models of care. The Ambulance Service have been working closely with Trusts and other providers to develop new ways of working, called ‘Alternative Care Pathways’, which will enable paramedics to provide assessment and treatment at the scene and only transport those patients to hospital who require further or more specialist assessment and treatment. One such new care […]

Integrated Care Partnerships: Update


The implementation of proposals developed by ICPs, and agreed by Local Commissioning Groups, is now underway across all areas. A number of service changes are now live including, a social prescribing pilot in the West, an integrated respiratory service in Belfast, a nursing home in reach service in the North, a social care response pilot in the South East, and an expanded acute care at home service in the South. Read a full overview of the service changes ICPs will […]

Young Mums Graduate from Family Nurse Partnerships


Photograph of mums and toddlers who took part in the Family Nurse Partnership Programme.

    First developed in the USA over 30 years ago, Family Nurse Partnerships are now being rolled out here in Northern Ireland. The Partnerships, aim to improve the health and wellbeing of our most disadvantaged children and families, thus preventing social exclusion. Supported by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and the Public Health Agency, Family Nurse Partnerships have proven to improve health, wellbeing and self-sufficiency of first time young parents aged 19 and under and […]

Making Transformation Our Purpose


Since my appointment as Health Minister last month, I have been setting out to meet the challenges of what is perhaps the most difficult job in the Northern Ireland Executive, and I have been sharing my vision of a safe, sustainable and resilient health and social care service for the future. The Health and Social Care service in Northern Ireland is something we should all be proud of and I would argue that many aspects of it are already amongst […]

TYC Latest News


Below is a summary of some recent developments and things that are happening across the region: Reablement Review carried out across Trusts. Reablement is a person-centred approach, about promoting and maximising people’s independence to allow them to remain in their own home as long as possible in line with the principles set out in Transforming Your Care. Reablement is designed to enable people to gain or regain their confidence, ability, and necessary skills to live independently, especially after experiencing a […]

Delivering Palliative End of Life Care


Working In Partnership To Deliver Palliative End Of Life Care. More than 600 calls and home visits have been made to people living with a terminal illness during the first three months of 2015, following the introduction of an enhanced Marie Curie Rapid Response service. The service is the result of a £300K investment between the Health and Social Care Board, the Public Health Agency, and leading palliative and terminal illness charity Marie Curie. The service is also supported by […]

Statutory Residential Care Homes: Update


Board approves Trusts’ consultation proposals on future of Statutory Residential Care Homes. The Health and Social Care Board last month (19 May) approved for further consultation, the Health and Social Care Trusts’ proposals on the future role and function of their Statutory Residential Care Homes for older people. The Minister, Simon Hamilton and the Board have recently written to all the current permanent residents and reassured them that the Trusts’ proposals will not affect them and that they would be able […]

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