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  • Publications | HSC Public Health Agency
    LSAMO 01 08 2013 Midwives and medicines 01 02 2013 Your life and your choices plan ahead booklet 01 01 2013 Perinatal Mental Health Care Pathway 01 12 2012 1 2 next last Print Facebook Twitter Nursing News Publications Service development and improvement Safeguarding Children and Young People Children s nursing CCN service Primary care nursing Community care nursing Nurse prescribing Mental health and learning disability services Palliative and End

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  • Service development and improvement | HSC Public Health Agency
    and guidance to every midwife practising in the UK This role is carried out on the NMC s behalf by local supervising authorities LSAs The LSA appoints a midwifery officer who has responsibility for carrying out the LSA s functions The website of the Local Supervising Authority in Northern Ireland is at www nipec hscni net supervisionofmidwives The purpose of midwife supervision is to protect women and babies by actively promoting high standards of midwifery practice The Innovation Award winning PHA Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council NIPEC partnership has developed an LSA website for supervisors of midwives in Northern Ireland We also exceed the Standard set by the NMC for midwife supervisors to practicing midwives in Northern Ireland Our use of a lay reviewer in LSA audits and the PHA toolkit for the annual review of supervisors of midwives were given as examples of good practice by the NMC in their annual analysis Allied health professions AHPs are regulated by the Health Professions Council HPC The HPC is in place to protect the public by maintaining a register of health professionals who must meet their standards for training professional skill behaviour and health We have established an AHP forum to provide professional leadership to AHPs working in the PHA Health and Social Care Board HSCB and Business Services Organisation BSO This forum will assist AHPs to fulfil their statutory requirements with the HPC Training and development The PHA AHP team is working with the Beeches Management Centre to provide bespoke training for nurses and allied health professionals who work in commissioning This will commence in April and be further developed in 2011 12 Partnership The team work in partnership with a wide range of organisations These partners are key to the success of the team and are considered valued

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  • Safeguarding Children and Young People | HSC Public Health Agency
    s Social Work Cooperating with the HSC Board HSC Trusts and other agencies to promote safe and effective services for children and families and monitor progress against agreed strategies and action plans Providing professional advice in relation to the implementation of safeguarding recommendations and strategies in liaison with HSC Board and HSC Trust staff Promoting regionally consistent high standards of safeguarding practice Maintaining appropriate levels of professional knowledge and expertise Adhering to relevant professional codes of conduct Public Health Agency Membership of the SBNI Ms Pat Cullen Interim Director for Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Dr Carolyn Harper Director of Public Health PHA Ms Una Turbitt Safeguarding Children Nurse Consultant Regional Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children Nursing Midwifery Allied Health Professional Membership of SBNI committees April 2013 pdf Regional Safeguarding Children Nursing Midwifery Allied Health Committee The PHA has established a Regional Safeguarding Children Nursing Midwifery Allied Health Professionals Committee for Northern Ireland to support and develop the effective contribution of nurses midwives and allied health professionals to safeguarding children and young people This committee is chaired by Ms Pat Cullen Director of Nursing Allied Health Professionals Regional Inter Agency Health and Well being Needs of Looked After Children Group The PHA facilitates a regional inter agency group set up to promote the health and well being of looked after children through evidence based interventions improved coordination sharing models of best practice and shaping future services Emphasis is placed on prevention of poor health outcomes and early intervention initiatives The group has members from the HSC Board PHA HSC Trusts and Voluntary Sector as well as representatives from the University of Ulster Queens University Belfast and the Clinical Education Centre Further information is available from una turbitt hscni net or maurice meehan hscni net Regional Nursing Midwifery Allied Health

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  • Children's nursing (CCN) service | HSC Public Health Agency
    assistants for children with specific health needs For more information go to www northerntrust hscni net services 471 htm Workforce planning education and development Effective robust workforce planning should be developed which will help Health and Social Care Trusts HSCTs plan for future requirements including education and training needs The number of students entering pre registration children s programmes must be kept under review to meet current service needs and future developments To improve retention HSCTs should develop employment packages that encourage staff to remain in Northern Ireland Innovative measures to ensure the availability of clinical experiences for children s nurses which reflect current trends relating to the delivery of care need to be developed Nurse education must ensure the availability of appropriately qualified nurse educators according to service need Key achievements for health visiting school nursing and children s nursing Leading the implementation of the DHSSPS Review of health visiting and school nursing Led the development and implementation of the first Family Nurse Partnership FNP pilot initiative in Northern Ireland Completed a scoping exercise on the delivery of childhood vaccinations in primary and community care Leading the development and implementation of World Health Organization WHO growth charts Led the development and the continuing implementation of the electronic family health assessment Led the development and implementation of the revised child health promotion programme Healthy Child Healthy Future Led the development and implementation of pre school speech language and vision guidance for all healthcare professionals Led the implementation of the H1N1 flu vaccine for pregnant women programme Items of interest October 2009 Healthy Child Programme The Two Year Review pdf User requirements specification for family health assessment pdf PCHR Professional Guidance revised final September 2010 pdf HCHF Factsheet 1 Handout Does my child speak clearly pdf HCHF Factsheet 4 Handout Dummies

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  • Primary care nursing | HSC Public Health Agency
    Carey Primary Care Nurse Advisers northern and western locality Aims Provide strategic direction in relation to practice employed nurses considering the impact of proposed developments and in response to identified needs and challenges Provide support advice and guidance to practice employed nurses their employers and other statutory organisations on all aspects of practice nursing Facilitate learning and development opportunities for all practice employed nurses to enable sharing of best practice Key objectives Develop robust regional communication networks with primary care colleagues eg website face to face practice visits PN forums telephone contacts email networks Facilitate re design of nurses roles to meet changes in service requirements eg in response to Primary Care Partnership proposals Quality and Outcomes Framework enhanced services Support learning and development and facilitate appropriate training opportunities Develop clinical and professional standards and guidelines for practice nurses Develop systems and processes to help practice nurses effectively discharge professional and regulatory responsibilities eg appraisal and supervision systems Review skill mix and support the safe development of the healthcare assistant HCA role and function Ensure health and social wellbeing health improvement and health protection remain key priorities Key achievements This year we held a facilitated workshop to agree the annual work plan for the primary care nursing team We completed a training needs analysis of GP employed nurses in the western area and have since developed a regional workforce questionnaire which will be used to survey all GP employed nursing staff This will help inform service planning We have facilitated training in response to identified learning and development needs We are currently developing standardised clinical and operational protocols and procedures to support practice nursing We carried out a review of the experiences of GP practices and practice nurses in the management of the H1N1 flu vaccination campaign We have carried

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  • Community care nursing | HSC Public Health Agency
    alongside other healthcare professionals such as social services to provide holistic high quality care to acutely and chronically ill patients of all ages District nurses work very closely with GPs They can provide access to specialist nursing equipment and teams such as continence team tissue viability oncology and palliative care team diabetic team 24 hour nursing team heart failure nurses Treatment rooms Treatment room nurses work in partnership with GP staff at health centres For patients registered with a GP the nurse can provide treatment discuss health issues and refer to other health professionals as required Treatment room nurses can carry out a wide range of clinical procedures and offer specialist advice on a variety of health and lifestyle issues Read more 24 hour rapid response The 24 hour rapid response nursing team provides nursing care and support over a 24 hour period to patients who can safely be cared for at home rather than being admitted to or staying in hospital This team also provides urgent out of hours nursing care Read more Twilight nursing A nursing auxiliary service provided for patients living at home Specialist teams Specialist teams usually include a range of healthcare professionals and are designed to support and complement community nursing services in treating specific conditions or situations Specialist nurses have not only a general nursing background but also specialised knowledge and skills to deal with chronic disease management eg diabetes COPD heart failure etc Read more Referrals Referrals to the service can be made through your GP or by calling the referral call management centre More information can be found at the links below Belfast Health and Social Care Trust www belfasttrust hscni net CommunityNursing htm Northern Health and Social Care Trust www northerntrust hscni net services 470 htm Southern Health and Social Care

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  • Nurse prescribing | HSC Public Health Agency
    a doctor Nurses pharmacists physiotherapists chiropodists podiatrists radiographers and optometrists are able to qualify and register as supplementary prescribers Independent prescribing This is prescribing by a practitioner responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with undiagnosed conditions and for decisions about the clinical management required including prescribing Qualified nurse independent prescribers are able to prescribe any licensed medicine for any medical condition within their competence including some controlled drugs Qualified pharmacist independent prescribers are able to prescribe any licensed medicine for any medical condition within their competence with the exception of controlled drugs It is expected that nurse and pharmacist independent prescribers will work within their specialism and that no nurse or pharmacist will prescribe all medicines Community practitioner nurse prescribers can prescribe from a limited formulary V100 Since 1 May 2006 nurses and pharmacists have been able to qualify and register as independent prescribers nurse independent and supplementary prescribing V300 On 28 August 2007 The Department of Health DH issued a press release announcing that optometrists would be able to train as independent prescribers The changes apply throughout the United Kingdom in the NHS and the independent and voluntary sectors and optometrists prescribing practice is informed by guidelines from the College of Optometrists Prescriptions from your high street opticians press release pdf The following documents provide information and guidance relating to non medical prescribing in Northern Ireland Supplementary prescribing by nurses and pharmacists within the HPSS in NI pdf Best practice guidance for supplementary prescribing by nurses within the HPSS in NI pdf A guide to implementing nurse and pharmacist independent prescribing within the HPSS in NI pdf Enhancing primary and community care Non medical prescribing pdf Guidance for non medical prescribing within GP practices in Northern Ireland A regional guidance framework for the development and implementation of

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  • Mental health and learning disability services | HSC Public Health Agency
    and the associated work streams which include developing a regional integrated care pathway service developments and improvements developing planning and delivering training and awareness This year we completed a review of addiction services in the Belfast and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust HSCT areas This work has been used to take forward a regional review of inpatient addiction beds across Northern Ireland We have participated in the development of the DHSSPS strategic framework Delivering excellence support recovery a professional framework for mental health issues in Northern Ireland 2011 2016 pdf and will jointly chair the implementation of the strategy in conjunction with departmental colleagues from the nursing and midwifery advisory group in the forthcoming year We continue to provide lead nurse advice and support to the PHA in the management of potential suicide clusters and suicide prevention As part of the PHA we work with HSCB colleagues to improve the range and quality of services for people of all ages with learning disabilities leading on the implementation of the directly enhanced service for people with learning disabilities across Northern Ireland We also represent nursing and the PHA in the development of a service framework for people with a learning disability We have led the regional review on the use of special observation across adult psychiatric inpatient beds This work has been taken forward in conjunction with HSCB and HSCT colleagues and draft regional guidelines on the use of observation and therapeutic engagement in adult psychiatric inpatient facilities in Northern Ireland have been produced and sent out for consultation Once finalised and approved this guidance will be implemented across Northern Ireland We provide lead nurse expertise on the Review of Mental Health and Learning Disability SAI audits carried out after serious adverse incidents SAI We represent the PHA on

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