NICVA working with Department of Health on Area Integrated Partnership Boards

29 Jan 2024 Robbie Best    Last updated: 29 Jan 2024

NICVA is delighted to announce we have been appointed by the Department of Health to coordinate the Nomination process for appointment of  Voluntary and Community Sector members to the five Area Integrated Partnership Boards (AIPB).

These AIPBs are part of the new Integrated Care System here in Northern Ireland.

They will have Voluntary and Community Centre representatives working closely with Health and Social Care Trust (HSCT) Chief Executives, GPs, Trust Directors, Community Pharmacists, Community Planning Council Officers, Service Users and Carers to deliver great health outcomes all across Northern Ireland.

Voluntary and Community Sector representation is a new approach and follows on from consultation carried out by the Department of Health in 2023.

The consultation gathered insight into our sector’s role in Integrated Care in Northern Ireland. The key findings  included ensuring the sector’s voice is heard, that there is parity of esteem between different partners in the AIPB, and member numbers should be sufficient to represent a large and diverse sector.  

Celine McStravick, Chief Executive of NICVA, said: ‘Here at NICVA, we’re delighted to have been appointed by the Department of Health and are excited to get started on supporting a piece of work that can have huge impact.

‘Integrated Care sees people as a whole, and demands organisations work collaboratively to deliver the best possible outcomes for patients and those who need care.

‘Our sector plays a crucial role in delivering for people in communities all across Northern Ireland so we need a seat at the table – and membership of these AIPBs is just that.

‘NICVA has unrivalled access to our sector and the authority to convene organisations of all sizes and shapes – we’ll make sure the best people are appointed to ensure the best outcomes’.

How to get involved

We are hosting online information sessions on 9th and 12th February that will give you all the background information you need to get involved. 

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by Robbie Best

Head of Communications

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