Category Archives: Health

Delivering change

  Health Minister Michelle O’Neill writes for agendaNi on her long-term vision to transform health and social care following the publication of the long-awaited Bengoa report. I am very proud of our...

Changing health and social care

The Minister for Health’s 10 year strategy for reform, Delivering Together, has been shaped but not defined by recommendations drafted by the expert panel, led by Professor Rafael Bengoa. While finer details...

The Sky’s the Limit

Fold’s long-standing track record in supporting independence for older people, sees the launch of a new service which means help is at hand inside and outside the home at the press of...

Community care

  As the health system moves towards a more de-decentralised operating system to faciltate both a growing and ageing population, while dealing with an increased demand on the community care services. agendaNi...

Engaging for change

Dr Anne Carson, Chair of the British Medical Association (BMA) Northern Ireland’s consultants committee reflects on the recent ministerial announcement of ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026’ and how genuine clinical engagement must be...

Digital home care

Kraydel founder Paul Moorhead talks to David Whelan about his digital solution to the long-running problem of caring for vulnerable people living alone. Belfast-based engineer Paul Moorhead explains that the idea behind...

Managing emergency admissions

  Northern Ireland’s Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) has stated that costly and frequently avoidable emergency hospital admissions is impacting on stretched emergency care being used to best effect. Kieran Donnelly was...

Giving power to the people

After years of trialing various healthcare models around the UK, policy-makers agree that 
co-production and partnership working is essential to rejuvenate our National Health system. Co-production not only empowers the service-user by...

Shaping a new role in health

Just a few months after switching ministerial portfolios from agriculture to health, Michelle O’Neill talks to agendaNi’s David Whelan about her plans for radical reform, championing mental health treatment and improving all-island...

Representing health

The British Medical Association (BMA) held its Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) in Belfast recently, a conference event attended by over 500 doctors and medical students from across the UK and from all...