Category Archives: Health

Delivering joined up care

Seventeen Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) are working in local areas to transform care for frail older people and those with long-term conditions. Each ICP is a network of GPs, pharmacists, health and...

Emergency care waiting increase

 New Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has branded excessive hospital waiting times as “unacceptable” and made a plea for additional funding to meet growing demands. agendaNi looks at the latest emergency care statistics...

Health for the citizen

Speaking at the recent Digital Government Conference in Dublin, Health Service Executive CIO Richard Corbridge outlines the current direction of eHealth in Ireland.  Speaking 18 months into his role as Chief Information...

Health committee

 On 25 May the new chairpersons and deputy chairpersons were appointed to the statutory committees via d’Hondt. Paula Bradley, who previously was vice chair of the committee, has been appointed as chair,...

Priorities for older people

As Minister with responsibility for the health and social care of the people of Northern Ireland, I am delighted to have this opportunity to offer the readers of agendaNi some thoughts on...

Carers’ priorities

The Patient and Client Council’s Head of Operations, Louise Skelly, shares key findings from the Patient and Client Council’s ‘Carers’ Priorities’ report. Carers play a vital role in our society, supporting family...

Active ageing strategy

The Active Ageing Strategy 2016-21 recently published by OFMDFM outlines steps for Northern Ireland to become a more age friendly region.   In the decade between 2003 and 2013 the number of...