Category Archives: Health

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...

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...