Category Archives: Health

A strategic approach to social work

Northern Ireland’s Chief Social Worker Sean Holland assesses the performance of the 10-year Social Work Strategy at its
mid-way point and offers his vision for going forward. Social work has always carried a...

BMA: towards a diverse workforce

Workforce planning is central to solving the challenges facing the health service in Northern Ireland. There are not enough doctors working in Northern Ireland at the minute and without positive action the...

Transforming healthcare in Northern Ireland

Microsoft hosted a round table discussion on the role of technology in transforming healthcare in Northern Ireland. What role can technology have in transforming healthcare in Northern Ireland? Paul Duffy It is...

Focus on antibiotics

On his 10th year as Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Health Michael McBride writes for agendaNi about his annual report with a focus on the growing, global problem of antimicrobial...

Cross-border cardiology

Dr Albert McNeill, Clinician for Cardiology in the Western Health and Social Care Trust and President of the Irish Cardiac Society discusses cross-border health innovation helping to save lives in the North...

Flying high: Air Ambulance NI

In August 2017, Northern Ireland became the final region of the UK to launch an air ambulance with the potential to save up to 50 lives per year. David Whelan visits the...

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...