Transforming Our Health

NICVA is seeking to ensure that the sector is fully involved in the debate on how Northern Ireland can best transform health and social care services to meet growing needs and improve outcomes, and fully enabled to make its own major contribution to prevention and service provision.

In October 2016, the Department of Health launched a 10-year approach to transforming health and social care in Northern Ireland.

The plan, ‘Heath and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together’, was the then-Health Minister Michelle O’Neill’s response to the report produced by an Expert Panel led by Professor Rafael Bengoa tasked with considering the best configuration of health and social care services in Northern Ireland.

Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together

Systems, Not Structures – Changing Health and Social Care (‘Bengoa Report’)

Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together provides a ten-year road map for the transformation of Health and Social Care (HSC) services in N Ireland.

It is aligned with the aspirations set out within the Northern Ireland Executive’s draft Programme for Government   (PfG), and the PfG ambition of enabling people to lead long, healthy and active lives.

Four key aims underpin this ambition:

  • Improving the health of our people
  • Supporting and empowering staff
  • Improving the quality and experience of care
  • Ensuring the sustainability of services

 

Reporting and Progress

The Department has posted annual progress reports, outlining key actions and achievements since the strategy’s launch in October 2016.

These can be found here https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/topics/health-policy/transformation-progress .

  • The first progress report, published in October 2017, outlined actions taken since the strategy’s  launch in October 2016.
  • The most recent progress report published in May 2019 is available to view online or you can view a  shorter interactive version which highlights progress made over the previous year (includes video).This document features some of the new projects which have been brought forward and that Department of say Health ''will in time transform the way we engage, access and deliver health and social care''.
  • The progress report for 2020 has yet to be published.

This hub will provide information and updates as and when they are available.

Updates

New Department of Health update report on progress with IHRD programme implemetation recommendations

The Department of Health has just published its latest update report on progress made in implementing the wide-ranging recommendations of the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths (IHRD).  

Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths – latest update

The Department of Health recently published its latest update on the ongoing work to implement the recommendations of the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths (IHRD).

Department of Health publishes Consultation Report on the Criteria for Reconfiguring HSC Services

The Department of Health recently published its consultation analysis report on the reconfiguration of health and social care services in Northern Ireland. 

Department of Health extends deadlines for consultations to 19 July 2019

The Department of Health has extended the public consultation process on proposals to reshape stroke services and breast assessment.

Health summit planned on the review of urgent and emergency care

A Health service summit is to be held on the future shape of urgent and emergency care in N Ireland.

Department of Health launches consultation on Reshaping Stroke Services

The Department of Health has this week published its long-awaited consultation on reshaping stroke services in Northern Ireland.

 

HSC Transformation Projects

The Department of Health has made available a list of ongoing transformation projects, complete with the names of relevant project owners.

HSC Transformation Programme Update - December 2018

The Department of Health has provided an update on progress in health transformation including updates on workforce planning, progress of the 18/19 Transformation Fund and HSC planning for Brexit. 

HSC Transformation: Community Development Work Stream reports

Working closely with local communities to tackle health inequalities and help everyone live healthier lives is the central theme of a report published today as part of the work progressing under the Health and Social Care Transformation Programme.

Health Transformation Update

The Department of Health has provided an update on progress in health transformation including the Encompass Programme which will introduce a digital integrated health and care record to Northern Ireland.

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