Category Archives: Health

Transforming healthcare

Adam Morton takes a look at the proposed changes announced to Northern Ireland’s health system by the Department of Health, Social Service and Public Safety’s Minister Simon Hamilton MLA.  Following the publication...

Involving people

From increasing cancer survival rates, to enabling people with disabilities to live in their own communities, there is no doubt Health and Social Care (HSC) has achieved some major improvements for the...

Emergency care waiting time statistics

Waiting times at Northern Ireland’s emergency departments remain below target for the four hour treatment window, but minor injury units continue to have an almost 100 per cent record. The latest statistics...

Do you have the power to save a life?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the UK, accounting for an estimated 76,000 deaths each year. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is serious. It means that the person’s heart...

Patterns in public health

Chief Medical Officer Michael McBride outlines the challenges and changes to health in Northern Ireland. What are the main responsibilities of the Chief Medical Officer? As Chief Medical Officer, I have a...

Optimising medicines

agendaNi examines plans to make medicines more effective across the health and social care system. Better communication between professionals will help to improve outcomes for patients. ‘Medicines optimisation’ is a term used...

Planning for a population’s health

The Transforming Your Care reform programme is underpinned by planning for the needs of each trust’s population. Peter Cheney analyses the plan for the Southern area as an example of how health...