Category Archives: Health

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...

A time to remember

As NICHS celebrates its 70th anniversary, Chief Executive Declan Cannane reflects on how things have changed in 70 years.   Local charity Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke is celebrating its 70th...

Profile: older people

A look at the different aspects of life for older people in Northern Ireland.   The recent ‘A profile of older people in Northern Ireland’ report showed that the number of older...

Age NI launches ExpertAge

In response to the increasing demand for organisations to engage with Northern Ireland’s ageing population, as well as meet PPI (Personal and Public Involvement) requirements, Age NI has set up a social...

Children in statistics

Following the publication of children’s social care statistics for Northern Ireland 2013/2014 by the Department of Health, Social Service and Public Safety, Adam Morton takes a look at the report’s findings. The...

Contract reform

agendaNi takes a look at the dispute over the proposed changes to the contracts of junior doctors.  The British Medical Association (BMA) is in the middle of a contract dispute with the...