Your Health Matters
In his eighth annual report Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride said that much work had been done in the last year to ensure that people in Northern Ireland received high quality, safe and effective health care though further work was needed.
He highlighted the Donaldson Report, "The Right Time, The Right Place", published in January 2015 and said: "Donaldson has given a new voice to a number of problems which already existed in Northern Ireland.
Transforming Your Care
Transforming Your Care sets out an overarching road map for change in
the provision of health and social care services in Northern Ireland. It focuses on reshaping how services
are to be structured and delivered in order to make best use of all resources available to us, and in
so doing, ensure that our services are safe, resilient and sustainable into the future.
2014/15 Financial Outlook and Challenges
The Donaldson Report
An expert examination of the application of health and social care governance arrangements for ensuring the quality of care provision in Northern Ireland.
You are now invited to share your views on the recommendations from the Donaldson Report. Responses must be received no later than Friday 22 May 2015.
Making Life Better - A
Whole System Framework for Public Health 2013-2023
Life Better" is the strategic framework for public health. It is designed to provide direction
for policies and actions to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Northern Ireland and to reduce
inequalities in health.
It builds on the former public health
strategy "Investing for Health
" and takes account of consultation feedback
on the draft framework "Fit and Well – Changing Lives" and a number of other key reports and
DHSSPS has carried out a review of policy on maternity service provision in Northern Ireland.
The review focused on the best available evidence for the care and treatment of mothers-to-be; quality, safety and service sustainability; wider workforce issues; and professional roles and responsibilities.
The strategy aims to provide women and their partners, HSC staff, commissioners and policy makers with a clear pathway for maternity care in Northern Ireland from pre conceptual care through to postnatal care.
Pharmacy in the Community
In 2004, the Department published “Making it Better”, a strategy for
pharmacy in the community which led to the development of a number of regionally and locally commissioned
services to address public health challenges and improve medicines use.
This resulted in a range of services that are available in most community
pharmacies today which include; minor ailments, repeat dispensing; medicines use review and smoking