Ashley Clarke, a carer, full time student, volunteer and trustee of Huntington’s Disease Association Northern Ireland (HDANI) describes her experience of caring for her dad who has Huntington’s.
Would you find it helpful to have more information about your doctor, on the medical register? The General Medical Council’s Chief Executive, Niall Dickson explains what the UK medical register is and how you can share your views on improving the register.
There are currently around 657,000 people from Northern Ireland on the NHS Organ Donation Register, that’s around 36% of the total population.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Northern Ireland Executive has released the draft Programme for Government (PfG) 2016-21. This document will provide the context for government strategy over the next five years and help inform the budget.