Health

Department of Health extends deadlines for consultations to 19 July 2019

1 May 2019Shauna O'Neill Health and Social Care Transformation, PolicyHealth

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

5 Apr 2019Shauna O'Neill Health and Social Care TransformationHealth

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

Briefing on Winter Health and Social Care Challenges

20 Dec 2018Shauna O'Neill CommunicationsHealth

The following briefing has been collated by the Health and Social Care Board.

HSC Transformation Programme Update - December 2018

17 Dec 2018Shauna O'Neill Health and Social Care Transformation, PolicyHealth

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. 

Health Transformation Update

1 Jun 2018Seamus McAleavey Health and Social Care Transformation, PolicyHealth

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.

Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together - 12 month progress report from the Department of Health

25 Oct 2017Neil Wilson Health and Social Care Transformation, PolicyHealth

The Department of Health has reported on the progress to date of the Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together vision. 

Postcode care lottery for people living with Huntington's Disease

5 Oct 2017Andrea Thornbury Detail DataHuntington's Disease, Health, Health Trusts

A DECADE after the urgent need for five Huntington’s Disease co-ordinators in Northern Ireland was identified in a report – at least 48 patients with the rare brain condition have no access to the specialist support because of where they live.

Northern Ireland Health Transformation Process: an Update on progress from the Department for Health

13 Sep 2017Health and Social Care Transformation, PolicyHealth

On 25 October 2016, the then Minister of Health, Michelle O’Neill launched “Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together”.

Living with HIV in Northern Ireland

19 Oct 2016Andrea Thornbury Detail DataHIV, Health

NEW statistics show that 934 people are now known to be living with HIV in Northern Ireland – the highest number ever on record.

Suicide deaths in Northern Ireland highest on record

29 Jul 2016Andrea Thornbury Detail DataSuicide, Health

THREE hundred and eighteen suicides were registered in Northern Ireland during 2015 – the highest annual death toll since records began in 1970.