Category Archives: Health

Personal independence payment

Benefits will no longer be based on an individual’s disability, but on the impact it has on their daily lives. agendaNi examines the personal independence payment. From April 2013, disability living allowance...

Special needs review

Schools need extra practical support to help children with special educational needs and their teachers, according to campaigners. Peter Cheney writes. The Department of Education’s review of the Special Educational Needs and...

Adult social care review implementation

Implementation of the Compton report should mean more personalised services for adults with physical and learning disabilities. Stephen Dineen reports. At the heart of the Compton review, ‘Transforming Your Care’, published last...

Mental capacity legislation

The Mental Capacity (Health, Welfare and Finance) Bill will include a statutory presumption of capacity, meaning a person is presumed able to make decisions about their lives, regardless of whether they have...

Health priorities

Progress is evident on priority projects, but future capital spending depends on the forthcoming Budget. The Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland, which predicted that £2,575 million would be available for health infrastructure...