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21/07/2017

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I learnt more from my father after his stroke than in my entire nursing career

The Health and Social Care Board is currently holding a 13-week pre-consultation on stroke services in Northern Ireland to listen to a wide range of views from service users, staff, key partners and the general public. Registered nurse Rosemary Patton from Belfast was a full-time carer for her father who suffered a stroke. She says changes to stroke services can only happen if people make their voices heard.

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19/07/2017

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What is the future of nursing and midwifery education?

The Nursing and Midwifery Council regulates nurses and midwives in the UK. Its core purpose is to protect the public, and it needs your help with an important piece of work that has the potential to touch all of us who experience nursing care.

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17/07/2017

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My Health, My Business: blind and partially sighted people have a right to read their own health information

In Northern Ireland, there are 31,000 people who are blind or partially sighted and this is set to rise as the population ages.

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17/07/2017

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Royal College of Occupational Therapists warns of 'dehumanising effect' of care services

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists has launched its second substantive report, ‘Living, Not Existing: Putting prevention at the heart of care for older people in Northern Ireland’ as part of its Improving Lives Saving Money campaign to tackle unprecedented pressure on the social care system.

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14/07/2017

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Keep it simple, stupid

We recently featured a blog by the Patient Information Forum’s Claire Murray about why it’s so important for people to have easy access to good quality health information. If that’s the case then why, asks Sean Brown, are so many healthcare professionals using terminology that is utterly meaningless to service users?

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07/07/2017

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A Fight You Can Win

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and its Volunteer Peer Advocacy Service were the recent winners of the Patient and Client Council Excellence in Co-Production Awards. As part of Co-production Week (03-07 July) Martin Logue tells of his journey to accessing the service which, in turn, has enabled him to become part of the Peer Advocacy Service.

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30/06/2017

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Making health information work better for all of us

Health Information Week runs from 3-9 July with the aim of promoting good quality health information to support patients, service users and the public. Claire Murray of the Patient Information Forum (PIF) explains why this is so important.

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27/06/2017

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Continuing Healthcare in Northern Ireland: Introducing a Transparent and Fair System

The Department of Health has launched a public consultation on the future of the continuing healthcare policy in Northern Ireland and is seeking the public’s views on this important subject.

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27/06/2017

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Check Out Accessibility to Venues in Northern Ireland Before You Set Off

DisabledGo.com was established more than 14 years ago with a mission to maximise independence and choice for disabled people and their carers in accessing their local area and the places we all want to visit.

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23/06/2017

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The Ongoing Road To Recovery

Early last year, I shared my story of postnatal depression and my two-year battle with illness on this website. I was just at the start of my journey of recovery and was writing a personal blog. 

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16/06/2017

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Manning Up To Health Concerns

As Men’s Health Week draws to a close, GP Bert Stewart advises males to check up on their health regularly and not just this week.

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13/06/2017

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Reshaping Stroke Services - Get Involved

A major public pre-consultation into the reshaping of stroke services across Northern Ireland has been launched today (Tuesday 13 June).

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09/06/2017

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Carer's assessments

This week Nigel from the PCC Engagement Team tells us about his work on the PCC Carer's Assessment Report.

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19/05/2017

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A privilege to be a nurse

Catherine Brown wanted to become a speech therapist after finishing a degree in English and Linguistics at Queen’s University. But after spending the summer in America looking after young people with a learning disability she realised that her true vocation lay elsewhere. Now coming to the end of her first year studying for a nursing degree, Catherine tells us why it is a real privilege to be a student nurse

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12/05/2017

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ME patients’ plea for basic healthcare

Today is the 25th anniversary of International ME Awareness Day. The PCC first became involved with this long-term condition in 2013 following a fibromyalgia/ME focus group as part of the People’s Priorities report process. Head of Operations, Louise Skelly, recounts the journey to date.

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05/05/2017

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‘I thought only old people get arthritis’

In the run-up to Arthritis Care Week, from 8-14 May, Oonagh Diamond from Magherafelt explains how a bout of anaemia led to her being diagnosed with this chronic progressive disease that causes painful deformity and immobility in the joints.

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28/04/2017

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A rare kind of normal

Imogen is our second child. Our beautiful, much-longed-for daughter to complete our family. She came into the world on 26 September 2016 a week early and weighing in at just 6lb 5.5oz.

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