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  • News | HSC Public Health Agency
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  • News | HSC Public Health Agency
    03 2011 Speak out for change in Ballymena share your experiences with those planning and delivering your services 21 03 2011 Speak out for change in Armagh share your experiences with those planning and delivering your services 22 03 2011 Speak out for change in Belfast share your experiences with those planning and delivering your services 22 03 2011 Speak out for change share your experiences with those planning and delivering your services ongoing survey 20 06 2011 00 01 Consultation launched on Personal and Public Involvement strategy your views matter 23 06 2011 10 00 Sign up and save lives at Freshers Fair 27 09 2011 Neurological conditions involvement to improve service delivery 19 10 2011 Brain Injury Awareness 2012 The Hidden Disability 14 05 2012 16 00 1 2 next last Print Facebook Twitter Allied Health Professions and Personal and Public Involvement News Events Publications Allied Health Professions Personal and Public Involvement PPI Site menu Home About Directorates News Publications Contracts Consultations Webcasts Links Contact Legal information Freedom of Information Cookies Privacy Policy Terms of use and disclaimer Our websites www aaascreening info www becancerawareni info www breastfedbabies org www cancerscreening hscni net www choosetolivebetter com www enjoyhealthyeating

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  • ‘Health champions’ for local communities | HSC Public Health Agency
    health and wellbeing and tacking health inequalities The one day training session is being held at the Lisburn Enterprise Centre Barbara Porter Senior Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Officer at the PHA said There is a real need to help and support individuals to understand the factors that influence their health and wellbeing and how these can be addressed The course specifically considers the concepts of health and factors that affect health ways of encouraging behaviour change how to plan and manage health improvement programmes communicate effectively with individuals and monitor and evaluate health change Some of the health issues that are considered on the course will be healthy eating stopping smoking getting fitter and losing weight The community health development workers are a key resource within local areas to help individuals groups and communities address these types of issues The training focuses on a number of key health issues and can be used as a stepping stone towards obtaining the full Health Trainer accreditation award Participants come from an array of organisations supported by the PHA such as local Community Networks the Rainbow Project Well 2 Project Colin Neighbourhood Partnership and AGEnda The course is being delivered by Beth

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  • Living Every Day with Rare Disease | HSC Public Health Agency
    a wide range of service users carers and the public as well as health and social care professionals community and voluntary organisations and MLA s to support the involvement exercise Launching the survey Michelle Tennyson from the PHA said We are committed to supporting people to tell us what it is like to live with a rare disease listening to what they tell us and learning how best to provide services to meet their needs Sharing his experiences with policy makers Michael Holden said the survey was an opportunity to make sure his experience helped make a difference He said Being diagnosed with a rare disease in my case Motor Neurone Disease is life changing There are many areas we need to improve in terms of supporting patients It can be difficult for patient support groups and charities to impact services so I would ask everyone affected by a rare disease personally or through a family member to complete the survey and have their voice heard Dean Sullivan Director of Commissioning at the Health and Social Care Board added The findings of this survey will be used to inform the commissioning of health and social care services for patients and clients with rare conditions The survey and engagement information can be found online at www nirdp org uk Hard copies will be available and NIRDP volunteers will attend clinics or meet people living with a rare disease to help complete the exercise PPI is core to the effective and efficient commissioning design delivery and evaluation of Health and Social Care services Good PPI is about the active and meaningful involvement of service users carers and the public in those processes In addition to the survey the NIRDP also unveiled local plans to mark the world wide Rare Disease Day on

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  • Frontline professionals at the heart of modernising healthcare | HSC Public Health Agency
    and tailored as far as possible to suit them Michelle Tennyson Assistant Director for Allied Health Professions AHP and Personal and Public Involvement with the PHA explained AHPs are a diverse group of health professionals who deliver high quality care to patients in a variety of different settings across a wide range of care pathways This diversity is what makes them essential to the successful transformation of how health and social care is delivered For example practical interventions from AHPs are often significant in enabling people to recover movement and mobility overcome visual problems improve nutrition or develop communication and everyday living skills thus allowing them to sustain and enjoy quality of life even when faced with life limiting conditions The Allied Health Professions include practitioners from the fields of Dietetics Occupational therapy Orthoptics Physiotherapy Podiatry Radiography Speech and language therapy The conference brought together AHPs senior decision makers and those responsible for the advancement training and education of the science and practice of the profession to examine key developments within the field Michelle continued AHPs are essential to delivering integrated health and social care but are often not recognised for their unique skills They deliver a range of interventions that contribute to improved quality of life for people and are crucial given that people are living longer with long term conditions and need care closer to home The conference also celebrated success to date awarded the most innovative approach to reshaping how AHPs deliver care and reviewed recent developments Notes to the editor Caption Pictured at the conference is from L R Clare McGartland Lead AHP Consultant with the PHA Rachel Blackburn who presented the Patricia Blackburn award John Compton Chief Executive of the HSC Board Winner of the award Margaret Moorhead Assistant Director for AHP Professionals with the

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  • PHA launches the Integrated Perinatal Mental Health Care Pathway | HSC Public Health Agency
    cases ideas of self harm and suicide may occur Following recommendations by the NICE Guidelines on Perinatal Mental Health 2007 a Regional Perinatal Mental Health Group was established under the Bamford Task Group Adult Group and led by the PHA The aim of the group was to discuss with key stakeholders in the five Health and Social Care Trusts HSCTs the Health and Social Care Board HSCB and the PHA on how to provide an effective multidisciplinary service for the prediction detection and treatment of maternal mental illness through the antenatal and postnatal periods for all women in Northern Ireland The group was tasked with providing a comprehensive resource on all aspects of perinatal mental health for service users and professionals As a result the group has produced a regional care pathway for guidance for all HSC professionals who come into contact with pregnant women This is complimented by a local adaption of the pathway for each Trust to reflect local service models and contact details Siobhan continued As Chair of the group I am extremely grateful to all the individuals involved in the development of this Care Pathway and to those who offered advice and guidance along the way in particular local women whose in put has been invaluable A number of different professional groups from the HSC system in Northern Ireland will be involved with the implementation of this pathway It will help establish and improve local guidelines for GPs midwives and health visitors to improve communication between the appropriate professionals and to establish effective ways of accessing advice information and treatment for women presenting with early signs of mental illness Furthermore the integrated care pathway specifies the roles and responsibilities of key staff and is intended to support staff in these roles to provide adequate and sustainable

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  • Pressure Ulcers: tackling a problem of Titanic proportions | HSC Public Health Agency
    to develop them than others Risk factors for pressure ulcers include mobility problems anything that affects your ability to move some or all of your body poor nutrition for your skin to remain healthy it requires nutrients that can only be supplied by eating a nutritious diet an underlying health condition which disrupts your blood supply or makes your skin more vulnerable to injury and damage being over 70 years old urinary incontinence and or bowel incontinence pressure from a hard surface such as a bed or wheelchair pressure that is placed on the skin through involuntary muscle movements such as muscle spasms Mary continued Pressure ulcer prevention presents an important challenge in acute care hospitals As a result the Regional Pressure Ulcer Prevention Group led by the PHA has been formed to provide advice support and share Regional learning across Northern Ireland The PHA and the Health and Social Care Safety Forum are working collaboratively with in the first instance the 5 Health and Social Care Trusts HSCTs to advise on influence and evaluate the direction of the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program within Northern Ireland This leaflet is the newest publication to come from the group and provides patients and carers with helpful hints and tips to prevent or heal pressure ulcers The aim of the leaflet is to in the first instance prevent pressure ulcers from occurring and secondly to identify the warning signs so that treatment can be given when it is most effective Gillian Carnduff Chair of the TVNN NI said Pressure ulcers can be unpleasant upsetting and challenging to treat Therefore healthcare professionals use a range of techniques that are designed to prevent pressure ulcers developing in the first place These include regularly changing a person s position using equipment such as specially designed mattresses

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