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The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) assists in maintaining and improving standards of care for adults and children for the benefit of the public by reviewing the management of patients.
We’re living longer, which is something to celebrate, however, living longer, can bring more health complications.
This year the Patient and Client Council returned to the Balmoral Show to meet hundreds of people from across Northern Ireland and encourage them to share their views on Health and Social Care services.
Dying Matters Awareness Week takes place from 9-15th May 2016 - a time dedicated to talking about dying, death and bereavement. Our Advice and Information Manager, Deepak Samson, shares his experience of attending a rather unusual method, aimed at encouraging conversations about death and dying.
Around 214,000 people in Northern Ireland are unpaid carers, and that unpaid care adds up to £4.4 billion every year. Nigel Warburton from our Involvement Team highlights the work we are doing to help carers of people with a mental illness and learning disabilities, have their voice heard on carers’ assessments.
During Living Matters, Dying Matters Week, the Southern Health and Social Care Trust is holding an awareness event for people.
The Mental Health Home Treatment Service cares for people in the community, when they are experiencing a mental health emergency.
Affecting around 3,600 people in Northern Ireland, Parkinson's is a degenerative neurological condition, for which there currently is no cure. The main symptoms of the condition are tremor, slowness of movement and rigidity. Caroline McEvoy from Parkinson’s UK tells us more.
Matthew Weatherall, Membership Scheme Co-Ordinator gives a round up of last week’s ‘members only’ event – ‘The Future is in Your Hands'.