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Edwin Poots

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety is one of 11 Northern Ireland Departments created in 1999 as part of the Northern Ireland Executive by the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.
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Edwin Poots MLA was appointed Minister of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in the Northern Ireland Executive on 16 May 2011. Read More
Poots Launches Minimum Standards for Independent Healthcare Establishments
Monday 28 July 2014
Health and Social Services Minister Edwin Poots today launched minimum care standards for independent healthcare establishments.
Emergency Care Waiting Time Statistics (April – June 2014)
Thursday 24 July 2014
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) today published statistics on the time spent waiting in emergency care departments within Northern Ireland during the months of April, May and June 2014.
Appointment of a non-executive chair and five non-executive members to the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Health Minister, Edwin Poots today announced the appointment of a non-executive Chair and five non-executive Members to the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) for a four year period.
Health Minister opens Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health offices
Thursday 17 July 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots MLA, has welcomed the official opening of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s first branch in Northern Ireland.
Health Minister to attend demonstration of wearable bionic robot
Wednesday 16 July 2014
A wearable robot which can help people with spinal injury, stroke or paralysis to walk, will be viewed today by the Health Minister, Edwin Poots.

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UK and Spain making their health systems more efficient

The conference "Making National Health Systems Sustainable" took place on Friday 7 June at the British Embassy Madrid.
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