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.
Podcast on Transforming Your Care
Minister Edwin Poots talks about Transforming Your Care. Work is underway to take forward the specific
actions that need to be taken to implement the proposals and engage locally on proposals for specific
Significant service changes will, where
appropriate, be subject to further consultation focused specifically on that change.
will be opportunities for you to continue to engage with the implementation of Transforming Your Care.
can also follow the latest developments on the following social media channel on:
Your Health Matters
his seventh annual report Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride is pleased to
report that improvements in the health of the public in Northern Ireland are being maintained as evidenced
by the steady increase in life expectancy and reductions in the death rates for heart disease and a
number of cancers in those under 75 years.
The ten year Investing
for Health Strategy was launched in 2002 was successful in addressing and narrowing some of the health
inequalities within our community.
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
Female Genital Mutilation
is a form of child abuse and violence against women and girls and should therefore be dealt with as
part of existing child and adult safeguarding structures, policies and procedures.
document seeks to provide advice and support to frontline professionals who are responsible for safeguarding
children and protecting adults from the abuses associated with female genital mutilation
As it is unlikely that any single agency will be
able to meet the multiple needs of someone affected by FGM, this document sets out
a multi-agency response and strategies to encourage agencies to co-operate and work together.
has carried out a review of policy on maternity service provision in Northern Ireland.
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.
a result, a draft strategy was developed, which was the subject of a public consultation from 28 September
2011 to 23 January 2012.
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. Within the document, twenty
two objectives have been identified which link to the six outcomes.
has published the findings of the Report of the Steering Group chaired by the Chief Medical Officer
examining services for people with diabetes.
assesses progress against the objectives of the original CREST/Diabetes UK Joint Taskforce Report (2003).
There is an overview of the epidemiology of the condition
as well as an assessment of current service provision, identified gaps and emergent priorities.