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01/09/2016

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Organ Donation – Having information to make decisions

There are currently around 657,000 people from Northern Ireland on the NHS Organ Donation Register, that’s around 36% of the total population.

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11/08/2016

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Travelling to hospital appointments in Northern Ireland

Reaching specialist health and social care services in Northern Ireland, can often involve substantial travel. The availability of transport is an essential part of making health and social care services work efficiently, yet people have missed appointments and cancelled appointments, due to issues with transport. Considering transport needs when planning and delivering health and social care services, could help make services more efficient by getting people to the right place at the right time.

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08/08/2016

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Share Your Views On The Mental Health Home Treatment Service

The Mental Health Home Treatment Service cares for people in the community, when they are experiencing a mental health emergency.

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04/08/2016

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Raising awareness of Sarcoma

Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the supporting or connective tissues of the body such as muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, blood vessels and fat. Paul’s Campaign started in 2011, after a young man called Paul from Derry, passed away, following a battle with Sarcoma. Lisa-Marie Holden, from Paul’s Campaign explains more.

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25/07/2016

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Local carers encouraged to share their views

Around 214,000 people in Northern Ireland are unpaid carers, and that unpaid care adds up to £4.4 billion every year. The Patient and Client Council is encouraging carers of people with mental illness and learning disabilities to have their voice heard on carers’ assessments.

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21/07/2016

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Hearing about patients’ experiences is important

The Northern Ireland Executive has asked members of the public for feedback on the draft Programme for Government (PfG) 2016-21, to help inform strategy and budget over the next five years. A series of indicators will be put in place to measure improvement of public services. The Patient and Client Council has responded to this consultation.

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14/07/2016

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Voices4Care - your opportunity to make a difference in palliative care

If you are receiving palliative care, caring for someone with palliative care needs, or interested in improving palliative care, the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) want to hear from you. This week's guest blogger, Brendan O'Hara explains more.

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08/07/2016

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Care and support for adults in Northern Ireland

People in Northern Ireland are living longer, and that’s something to celebrate, however it also presents challenges for how Health and Social Care services are planned and delivered.

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30/06/2016

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Involving people – a key point at NICON Conference 2016

This week the Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care (NICON) held their annual conference. I was there along with some patients, service users, members of our membership scheme and staff who work for the Patient and Client Council.

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29/06/2016

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RQIA - Recruitment of Voluntary Lay Assessors

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) are recruiting for Voluntary Lay Assessors.

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23/06/2016

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Difficult conversations with families

‘Nurse NEWS’ describes an encounter with family members in a hospital lift, and the difficult conversation of ‘do not resuscitate’.

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23/06/2016

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Northern Trust wins ‘Making a Difference’ award 2016

The winner of the Patient and Client Council’s 2016 ‘Making a Difference’ award is the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, for exceptional involvement of victims and care-givers in the development of the Rowan, Sexual Assault Referral Centre for Northern Ireland.

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17/06/2016

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Patients' views on diabetes

With more than 86,000 people in Northern Ireland living with Diabetes, we’ve been gathering patients’ views on the condition and their hopes for services in the future. Deepak Samson explains more.

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14/06/2016

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Celebrating the Huge Contribution Carers Make

During Carers Week (6th- 12th June 2016) we have been meeting groups of carers, as we do throughout the year.

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