Developing Better Services


Developing Better Services is changing the way in which health care services are provided to patients throughout Northern Ireland. These changes are taking place at local, sub-regional and regional levels and are reflected both in where and how these services are being provided.
Under DBS we are working to develop a model of health care which will provide high quality, safe, accessible services for the patient wherever he or she may live. DBS is a modernisation programme which puts the patient first. It is based on the belief that the people of Northern Ireland deserve the best possible health care system – one which is safe, effective and efficient within the limit of available resources. Of the many and varied projects which make up DBS, our overall goal remains the improvement of the health and wellbeing of the people of Northern Ireland and it is on this which we are focusing as we take forward DBS.

Our DBS Vision

High quality, safe services which are accessible for all and
provided by well trained, motivated staff in modern settings.

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