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  • News | HSC Public Health Agency
    2014 How to secure NIHR grant funding 21 10 2014 Enabling Research Awards Scheme deadline extended 01 10 2014 HSC R D Division s draft strategy consultation launched 29 09 2014 New campaign highlights it s OK to ask 21 05 2014 1 2 3 next last Print Facebook Twitter HSC Research and Development About us News Publications Ok to ask campaign Useful links Site menu Home About Directorates News

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/directorate-public-health/hsc-research-and-development-0 (2016-02-11)
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  • Publications | HSC Public Health Agency
    R D Today Issue 15 Summer 2011 02 08 2011 Research Governance Guidance Note 1 01 04 2011 Research Governance Guidance Note 2 01 04 2011 Cochrane Short Courses Training Application Form 2011 01 04 2011 1 2 next last Print Facebook Twitter HSC Research and Development About us News Publications Ok to ask campaign Useful links Site menu Home About Directorates News Publications Contracts Consultations Webcasts Links Contact Legal

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/directorate-public-health/hsc-research-and-development-1 (2016-02-11)
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  • Ok to ask campaign | HSC Public Health Agency
    benefit from research in the future ICTD is celebrated around the world on 20 May each year to commemorate the day in 1747 that James Lind started his famous trial on the deadly disease scurvy While serving as a surgeon on HMS Salisbury he began his trial which consisted of just 12 men grouped into pairs and given a variety of dietary supplements ranging from cider to oranges and lemons The trial only lasted six days but within that time there was a noticeable improvement in the group eating the fruit providing Lind with evidence of the link between citrus fruits and scurvy Lind s trial provides a focal point to raise awareness of the importance of research to healthcare and highlights how partnerships between patients and healthcare practitioners are vital to ensure high quality relevant research is undertaken Lind s experiments were conducted under very different conditions than today s Clinical trials have developed a great deal since Lind s discovery and on 20 May we remember his influential work and the importance of research in healthcare We want as many people as possible to get involved make their voices heard and help us remind HSC professionals that research matters to patients Support the OK to ask campaign by Contacting us by email at ok2ask hscni net and telling us that you asked for information what response you received any additional comments you have Twitter Following updates on Twitter publichealthni and Using HSCok2ask when Tweeting Facebook Following updates on Facebook www facebook com publichealthagency The A3 poster and leaflet are both available to download below Clinical Trials Day A3 Poster 05 15 pdf Clinical Trials Day Leaflet 05 14 pdf Print Facebook Twitter HSC Research and Development About us News Publications Ok to ask campaign Useful links Site menu

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/directorate-public-health/hsc-research-and-development/ok-ask-campaign (2016-02-11)
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  • Useful links | HSC Public Health Agency
    Ethics Committees Northern Ireland Patient and Client Council South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust Southern Health and Social Care Trust UK Clinical Research Collaboration Western Health and Social Care Trust Information HONNI QUB Medical Library Integrated Research Application System INVOLVE National Institute for Health Research National Library of Public Health Northern Ireland Cancer Registry Patient and Client Council RD Info The Cochrane Collaboration The Cochrane Library Research Governance Clinical Research Network Clinical Research Support Centre HSC Innovations Integrated Research Application System Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network Office for Research Ethics Committees Northern Ireland RD Info Universities Queen s University Belfast Ulster University Voluntary Sector Charities Alzheimer s Society Atlantic Philanthropies Cancer Research UK Diabetes UK Macmillan Cancer Support Marie Curie Cancer Care Multiple Sclerosis Society Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health NIAMH Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Prostate Cancer Charity Specialist Centres Institutes Societies All Ireland National Cancer Institute Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland Institute of Public Health National Cancer Institute Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study Royal College of Nursing Research Innovation Team Society for Social Medicine Print Facebook Twitter HSC Research and Development About us News Publications Ok to ask campaign Useful links Site menu

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/directorate-public-health/hsc-research-and-development/useful-links (2016-02-11)
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  • Directorate of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
    health issues the Health and Social Care Safety Forum the Centre for Connected Health and Social Care Local Supervising Midwifery Authority Through the directorate the PHA provides regional leadership for Personal and Public Involvement regional leadership for quality and safety Nursing incorporates midwifery health visiting health care assistants and other support staff while allied health professionals represent dietitians occupational therapists orthoptists physiotherapists podiatrists radiographers and speech and language therapists Service

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/255 (2016-02-11)
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  • HSCB/PHA Annual Quality Report demonstrates the work involved in quality care. | HSC Public Health Agency
    progress against the goals of the Quality 2020 strategy Learning from patient experience as it happens 10 000 Voices uses patient stories to provide real time improvements in various aspects of care As we go forward next year we will no doubt achieve even more to ensure that patients carers and their families will remain confident about the quality of health and social care services in NI During 2014 15 good progress has been made against the goals set in the Quality 2020 Strategy transforming the culture strengthening the workforce measuring the improvement raising the standards and integrating the care The focus on learning from Serious Adverse Incidents SAIs has produced a variety of methods to share learning in a timely manner through learning letters reminder of good practice letters newsletters thematic reviews training audits guidelines and resources Publication of HSC wide Annual Quality Reports is also provided for in the Quality 2020 strategy which was launched in November 2011 to create a strategic framework and plan of action to protect and improve quality in Health and Social Care HSC for the next ten years The 2013 14 HSCT annual quality reports were reviewed and standardised and a set of core indicators developed to act as a baseline to monitor improvement The 10 000 Voices programme is key in raising the standards in the way services are commissioned and delivered The initiative has focused on a range of areas throughout 2014 15 including unscheduled care such as received in the Emergency Department care received in the home nursing and midwifery care and Northern Ireland Ambulance Service care Real time improvements are made based on the stories collected from almost 7000 patients clients and staff who are involved Michael Bloomfield Director of Performance and Corporate Services HSCB said It is vitally

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/news/hscbpha-annual-quality-report-demonstrates-work-involved-quality-care (2016-02-11)
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  • Reduce your risk of stroke: World Stroke Day 2015 | HSC Public Health Agency
    in death and disability for the affected individual It happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off and brain cells are damaged or die Your chances of having a stroke reduce if you understand the risks and take action to prevent a stroke happening However if the worst does happen and someone has a stroke knowing the signs and symptoms and acting FAST can improve the chances of survival and reduce the level of disability that results from a stroke It is vital that anyone who has a stroke is assessed medically as quickly as possible Dialling 999 for an ambulance and getting to hospital without delay can make a big difference to the damage caused by stroke The PHA s FAST campaign first launched in 2011 raises public awareness of the signs and symptoms of stroke and actions and will run again in November It provides an easy to remember process of what to do if you think someone is having a stroke and encourages people to act FAST F ace Has their face fallen on one side Can they smile A rms Can they raise both arms and keep them there S peech

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  • Time to take the scare out of palliative care | HSC Public Health Agency
    25 31 To support the need for more information for the public the Institute has launched a major new information website for people with incurable conditions their families carers and communities called the Palliative Hub Adult which can be viewed at www thepalliativehub com Institute Director Paddie Blaney described how a palliative care approach can improve quality of life for people living with a serious or incurable illness at the right time and in the best place A Palliative Care approach may mean being able to spend most of the time at home and accessing hospice care when symptoms become too difficult to manage or going in and out of hospital for specialist care when needed or receiving quality of life care in a nursing home We encourage patients families and carers to talk with their health and social care professionals about having a palliative care approach included as part of their care People can find out more about the palliative care journey on the www thepalliativehub com Palliative Care Week is also being supported by Voices4Care the Institute s users and carers panel Spokesperson Anne Molloy highlighted the benefits for families A palliative care approach supports the whole family This help might take the form of a respite break to enable family members who are carers to rest or it can mean offering information and support to help manage issues related to the condition or illness The Palliative Hub Adult is one of four websites developed by AIIHPC to provide information on all aspects of palliative care in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland The palliative care awareness drive is being widely supported by health and social care services across the island Many information events will take place across both jurisdictions More information at www palliativecareweek com

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