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  • Have your say on Health and Social Care (HSC) priorities for the coming year
    workshop on 1 May The Public Health Agency PHA and Health and Social Care Board HSCB are currently working on the development of the Commissioning Plan for 2015 16 This plan sets out the key areas where money will be invested over the coming year Service users carers and members of the public have already helped shape and inform six key themes listed below that will be the focus during 2015 16 To engage with service users carers and members of the public we are hosting a workshop at Dunsilly Hotel Antrim on Friday 1 May 2015 from 1pm 4pm There are a limited number of places available if you are interested in attending contact Emma McKee at emma mckee hscni net 1 or telephone 028 9536 3116 providing your details and if you have a particular interest in one of the themes listed below If you are currently working with groups or individuals who you think would like to be involved in discussing the key themes or may have additional ideas or suggestions we would be grateful if you could share this registration information Six key themes Improving and protecting population health and reducing inequalities Providing care close to

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2527 (2016-02-11)
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  • Setting the standards for patient care
    Leadership Governance Opportunities and support for involvement Knowledge and skills Measuring outcomes Dr Eddie Rooney Chief Executive of the PHA said When people are meaningfully involved in decision making about their health and social wellbeing it leads to improved quality and safety These standards set the benchmark for that engagement to build upon the involvement patients have in their care and to ensure that they are appropriately consulted about decisions that affect them This initiative shows the significance of working with partners across Health and Social Care and emphasises the importance of working with our most important partners patients and carers Involvement can range from one to one clinical or social care interaction with service users and carers through to larger group engagements to assess needs design services and influence commissioning priorities and policy development The standards have been endorsed by the Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety Health Minister Jim Wells said The standards will help the HSC system in the drive to achieve person centred service They will help embed PPI into the culture and practice of health and social care so that it becomes the norm The PPI standards have been developed in partnership with the Regional HSC PPI Forum which comprises all HSC organisations and service users and carers Martin Quinn Regional PPI Lead at the PHA said If we embrace this fully it will help ensure a continual improvement in culture and practice whereby service users and carers knowledge and expertise are recognised and valued and where we collaborate in genuine partnership with service users and carers in the planning design management and delivery of services for the benefit of all Notes to the editor The five PPI standards are Leadership HSC organisations will have in place clear leadership arrangements to provide assurances

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2494 (2016-02-11)
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  • Neurological conditions the focus of patient care improvement
    with a neurological condition face whether that is physical social or economic They range from a father who was worried if his daughter would be able to communicate to staff in a hospital ward to a man who found difficulty buttoning his shirt when he developed Parkinsons things that many of us aren t aware of but which have an enormous impact on people s lives The training initiative will help service providers think differently about how they carry out their role when dealing with people with neurological conditions and how they can improve the services they provide be that health and social care services or other public services One contributor to the training video was Fiona McLaughlin from Belfast She cared for her mother who suffered from a neurodegenerative disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy PSP Fiona herself also has a neurological condition She said One of the issues for a lot of people with neurological conditions is that for many of us it s not obvious Many people I ve spoken to over the years have said it d be easier if I had a broken arm If you had that it would be visible and something obviously wrong with you and people wouldn t be expecting you to operate at full speed to be quick on your feet or to think quickly It s not always physically apparent in the early or middle stages of a condition that someone has a neurological problem I hope this type of recognition will be improved through the training so that there is a greater empathy among those treating patients helping not just them but also their friends and families Speaking at the launch of the training programme Health Minister Jim Wells highlighted the role of service users and carers in the

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2492 (2016-02-11)
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  • Patients, families and carers asked to share their experiences of palliative care
    The survey can be completed online at www letstalk about org 1 The survey is being led by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care AIIHPC with support from the Public Health Agency PHA and Health Service Executive HSE in the Republic of Ireland The survey asks people with illnesses which may not be cured to share their experiences both good and bad This includes people living with conditions such as advanced respiratory disease cancer chronic kidney disease heart failure or dementia AIIHPC Director Paddie Blaney said Each story is valuable hundreds of stories and more will be powerful Hard copies of the survey can be got at 00353 0 1 491 2948 or info aiihpc org 2 Responses are confidential and take 15 20 minutes to complete PHA Allied Health Professions Consultant Corrina Grimes said she hoped the public focus of Dying Matters Awareness Week would help to drive responses The survey will provide a valuable insight into what improves the quality of life for people with palliative care conditions and help to inform how care and support is delivered Dying Matters Awareness Week The theme of Dying Matters Awareness Week is You only die once or

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2211 (2016-02-11)
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  • Regional Guidelines for management of patients absent Without Leave (AWOL)
    for all staff when it is determined that a service user is absent without leave Details Format A4 pdf Target group Health Professionals Downloads Preview Attachment Size Final Equality Screen Doc Awol Guidelines pdf 1 61 66 KB Letter re AWOL 18 Aug 15 pdf 2 72 05 KB Regional Awol Guidelines pdf 3 643 57 KB Report on Absconding PilotFinal Doc pdf 4 3 26 MB 2011 Public Health

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2658 (2016-02-11)
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  • AHP Services Data Definitions Guidance June 2015
    work in a range of settings including hospital community education housing independent and voluntary sectors This paper sets out the definitions and guidance necessary to ensure that there is a common and clear understanding of the maximum waiting time standard for Allied Health Profession AHP Services as set out in the 2015 16 Ministerial Target This updated guidance replaces the April 2011 AHP Definitions Details Format A4 17 pages Target

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2602 (2016-02-11)
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  • Regional Health and Social Care Personal and Public Involvement Forum: Annual Update Report 2013/14
    and training programme Personal and Public Involvement PPI is about the active and meaningful involvement of service users carers and the public in Health and Social Care HSC and an essential component in the delivery of truly person centred services It is also a statutory duty The PHA as part of its leadership responsibilities for PPI has established and chairs the Regional HSC PPI Forum which brings together all HSC

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2519 (2016-02-11)
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  • Setting the Standards – Personal and Public Involvement (PPI)
    2015 Allied Health Professions and Personal and Public Involvement This leaflet provides an overview of PPI and outlines the five Standards developed to set out what is expected of Health and Social Care HSC organisations and staff Details Format Flick booklet Target group HSC staff and service users carers Downloads Preview Attachment Size PPI leaflet pdf 1 1 07 MB 2011 Public Health Agency Designed and produced by the Public

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2504 (2016-02-11)
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