The Donaldson Report
An expert examination of the application of health and
social care governance arrangements for ensuring the quality of care provision in
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
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
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