Category Archives: Health

Beyond TYC: the case for radical reform

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust Chief Executive Hugh McCaughey supports the principles of Transforming Your Care but has outlined the need for a much deeper reform programme, focusing on prevention...

A care home at work

Peter Cheney visits Adelaide House to find out how its staff are helping residents to live full and healthy lives in their later years. The warmth of welcome and the well-maintained building...

Improving care services for older people

OakleeTrinity and Belfast Central Mission are focusing attention on how to practically serve vulnerable older people, especially those experiencing dementia. Northern Ireland currently has the fastest growing elderly population in the UK...

Transforming Your Care update

agendaNi summarises some of the new services being offered as part of the reform programme. A range of new services are helping to keep older people out of hospital as part of...

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...

Future trends in care

Four major shifts that will influence how Northern Ireland cares for its older people over the next decade. Fewer state-run homes Much of the media commentary about Transforming Your Care has focused...

High performance in dementia diagnosis

As David Cameron presses for more action on dementia, Scotland and Northern Ireland are leading the UK in identifying the condition. Dementia has been a high priority for David Cameron since March...

Thinking outside the box for care services

Skills for Health’s Ed Tickler considers how to change the care landscape from acute hospital settings to greater care in our communities. “There are no neutral decisions: every decision will have consequences...

Accountability in care

Peter Cheney summarises how care home facilities are inspected and regulated. The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) is the independent regulator for health and social care services in Northern Ireland and...