Category Archives: Health

Urgent care number proposed

A single urgent care number (111) has been suggested for Northern Ireland but progress has been held up by problems in England. Health officials are considering whether Northern Ireland should follow England’s...

Budgeting for health

An overview of how Northern Ireland’s Health Service is financed. The health and social care system’s share of current expenditure should rise from 41.7 per cent to 43.5 per cent over the...

Health Committee progress report

Michael McKernan reviews the Health Committee’s work in the current Assembly term. A more workmanlike attitude between the Minister and members has resulted in better scrutiny of this vital policy area. Although...

Better skills, Better jobs, Better health

More apprenticeships in the health sector can help to improve well-being and create more job opportunities. Skills for Health is a not-for-profit registered charity whose purpose is to help health care employers...

Fresh thinking in health

An overview of innovative ideas in health policy taken up by the main Assembly parties. Interest groups regularly draw up policy proposals for healthcare, some of which make their way into political...

Health in the Programme for Government

agendaNi finds that more detail is needed to measure progress against the Executive’s targets. When it comes to hard targets for health delivery, the Executive’s Programme for Government comes up short. The...

Complaints must be valued

The vast majority of people who use health and social care services receive a high quality service that is safe and of a high quality. For others, however, their experience of health...