Category Archives: Health

Transforming health: the next steps

Neil Jordan, Microsoft’s General Manager for Worldwide Health, shares his perspective on health ICT and its potential in Northern Ireland, the key trends weaving through the sector, and the benefits of embracing...

Children’s heart surgery relocation

Effective cross-border working is vital in providing a new service for paediatric heart surgery. Fiona McQuade reports. An all-island network that will transfer paediatric congenital cardiac services from the Royal Victoria Hospital...

Meeting the challenges of ageing

How Fold services respond to the needs of older people living independently. Almost one in 10 people are aged over 75 and with our ageing population set to grow, Fold Housing Association...

Making progress on TYC

Amid a difficult financial climate, Transforming Your Care Director Pamela McCreedy has summarised how the programme is improving life for patients and clients on the ground. Reform promises to be a long...

Health ICT in practice

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust CIO Paul Duffy explains how ICT, enabled by Microsoft solutions, makes a difference in delivering healthcare. In Belfast Trust, we have a number of business challenges....

Sexual health in the 21st century

In educating young people about sex and relationships, as well as providing effective clinic services, Brook NI is contributing to the reduction in teenage pregnancies in Northern Ireland. Brook NI recently celebrated...

More action needed on AIDS

Norman Fowler led the UK’s first campaign against HIV/AIDS and wants to see a step change in preventing the disease. The former Health Secretary talks to Peter Cheney. Three decades on from...

Transforming cancer follow-up

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Heather Monteverde explains why aftercare must not be an afterthought. Every day in Northern Ireland, 30 people find out that they have cancer. More and more of us are...

Make empathy the priority

Ombudsman Tom Frawley explains how restoring trust in healthcare must involve genuine empathy and respect for patients. Courtesy, respect and dignity need to be restored in the Health Service in order to...

Realtime rostering

Skills for Health is helping the UK and Ireland’s health organisations to manage staff more effectively. Skills for Health is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with two of Ireland’s leading...