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  • Terms of use and disclaimer | HSC Public Health Agency
    the publisher have taken every reasonable care in the preparation of the content but cannot accept liability for any errors or omissions therein Any medical information published on this website is intended for use as information or for educational purposes and should not be considered as medical advice If you have a concern about your health you should contact a health professional for appropriate medical diagnosis and advice Throughout this site the publisher has provided external links to other sites but cannot accept responsibility for their content or guarantee their availability These links are provided to improve public access to information and exist only for the convenience of those who use this website The publisher does not monitor the content of third party websites Intellectual property The rights in images trademarks trade names and logos included on this site are owned by us and or third parties You will need to obtain permission in writing from the owner before you may use these images trademarks trade names or logos in any way The materials information data and other content on this may be reproduced for non commercial use without formal permission or charge provided that the source is acknowledged For any other use you will need to obtain our prior permission in writing Liability Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by Northern Irish law To the extent permitted by law we exclude all conditions warranties representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it whether express or implied We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage whether in contract

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  • User account | HSC Public Health Agency
    field is case sensitive 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 info www fluawareni info www getalifegetactive com www helpprotectyourself info www knowyourlimits info www mindingyourhead info www organdonationni info www research

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  • Welcome | HSC Public Health Agency
    be allowed on site by staff patients or visitors This major step by the health and social care system in Northern Ireland is leading the way helping to change the culture and highlight where smoking is unacceptable Reminder to get shingles vaccination Singles can be very painful and in some cases cause serious complications That s why the Public Health Agency PHA is reminding all those eligible to get the free shingles vaccine if they haven t done so already The vaccine will help protect against this common and painful skin disease and its associated complications World Cancer Day signs and symptoms and ways to cut the risks At least one in three of us will get cancer and with an increasing number of cases each year in Northern Ireland the Public Health Agency PHA is using World Cancer Day 4 February to raise awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer and encourage people to speak to their GP if they experience any of them Dr Miriam McCarthy Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the PHA said Whilst cancer can be a difficult topic to address we need to talk about it There are around 9 000 new cases of cancer diagnosed each year in Northern Ireland and only by talking about cancer openly can we improve outcomes The switchboard number for the PHA s Headquarters at Linenhall Street Belfast has changed to 0300 555 0114 Click here for more information Welcome The Public Health Agency PHA was established in April 2009 as part of the reforms to Health and Social Care HSC in Northern Ireland We are the major regional organisation for health protection and health and social wellbeing improvement Our role also commits us to addre ssing the causes and associated inequalities of preventable ill health and lack of wellbeing We are a multi disciplinary multi professional body with a strong regional and local presence Directorates In fulfilling our mandate to protect public health improve public health and social wellbeing and reduce inequalities in health and social wellbeing the PHA works within an operational framework of three areas Public Health Nursing and Allied Health Professionals and Operations Our corporate and business plans reflect these arrangements and our purpose as an organisation Public Health Health Protection Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Service Development and Screening HSC Research and Development Nursing and Allied Health Professions Nursing Allied Health Professions and Personal and Public Involvement Centre for Connected Health HSC Safety Forum Operations Planning and Corporate Services Communications and Knowledge Management Latest PHA reminds people of importance of flu vaccine Tuesday 9 February 2016 News The Public Health Agency PHA is again reminding people in at risk groups and others who are eligible to get the winter flu vaccine with a warning about the deadly dangers associated with catching the flu As in pre Major moves under way for health service to go smoke free Monday 8 February 2016 News To mark one month to go before Northern Ireland s health

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  • About us
    with a strong regional and local presence We have four key functions health and social wellbeing improvement health protection public health support to commissioning and policy development HSC research and development We were set up to provide a renewed and enhanced focus on public health and wellbeing by bringing together a wide range of public health functions under one organisation We are also required to create better inter sectoral working

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  • PHA structure | HSC Public Health Agency
    three and details the main areas of activity and those responsible Print Facebook Twitter About About us PHA structure PHA board Offices Freedom of Information Making Life Better 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

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  • PHA board | HSC Public Health Agency
    Brian has extensive experience in Health Regulation having worked as Non Executive Director of the General Optical Council and Human Tissue Authority He is past Chair of the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority The Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations Parkview Special School Governors and the Eastern Health and Social Services Council He had a 23 year career in Health and Social Services followed by 18 years as Chief Executive of The Fold Group His last employment was as Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Leslie Drew Les is employed by Northern Ireland Electricity as Head of Procurement and Supply Chain During the past 36 years he has also held a number of other senior management posts including NIE Financial Controller Governance and Risk Manager Regulation Officer and Technology Contract Manager He was a Non Executive Director of the former South and East Belfast HSS Trust where he was Chair of the Audit Committee He also served as a member of the Belfast HSC Trust since its establishment on 1 April 2007 Mr Drew holds no other public appointments and has not engaged in any political activity in the last five years Julie Erskine Julie was acting Chair from the start of December 2014 until the end of May 2015 She is a member of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council the Northern Ireland Local Government Officers Superannuation Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee for the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People She is also a member of the Audit Committee for the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland a board member of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland and Panel Member of the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency She worked in the healthcare service industry for over 25 years and held the position of Operations Director and Support Services Director within a Belfast based private healthcare company Thomas Mahaffy Thomas Mahaffy is employed by UNISON as Policy Officer with responsibility for partnerships equality human rights and social policy issues within Northern Ireland He is a board member of the Northern Ireland Anti Poverty Network and Human Rights Consortium Paul Porter Paul Porter was initially appointed as a Non Executive Director following a public competition on 14 November 2011 for a four year period He was Mayor of Lisburn City Council from 2010 to 2011 and is an elected representative and member of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council He is currently employed as personal assistant office manager for Jonathan Craig MLA undertaking constituency case work managing budgets and staff He was formerly employed as a nursing auxiliary Thompson House Hospital Lagan Valley Hospital and Seymour Nursing Home from 1994 to 2000 He will bring to his role on the PHA board his experience gained on Lisburn City Council over the past 15 years representing constituents on health issues Executive Directors Dr Carolyn Harper Executive Medical Director Director of Public Health Dr Harper is the PHA s Director of Public Health and Medical Director She was

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  • HSC Public Health Agency
    Avenue Belfast BT2 8HS 028 9031 1611 Tower Hill Armagh BT61 9DR 0300 555 0114 About About us PHA structure PHA board Offices Freedom of Information Making Life Better 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

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  • Making Life Better | HSC Public Health Agency
    and chaired by PHA Chief Executive Dr Eddie Rooney will focus on strengthening collaboration and coordination to deliver on shared strategic priorities across sectors at a regional level and on supporting implementation at a local level Membership of the group will comprise the Chief Officers of relevant statutory agencies and include representation from local government community voluntary and private sectors The Regional Project Board will report through the Project Board Chair to the All Departments Officials Group ADOG chaired by the Chief Medical Officer CMO and comprising senior officials from all departments Ministerial Group The Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety DHSSPS Health Development Policy Branch in conjunction with DHSSPS Information Office Executive Information Service and ADOG will be responsible for strategic Ministerial and cross government liaison promotion of Making Life Better Areas of Joint Working The approach to the implementation of Making Life Better is one of partnership and collaboration The collective efforts of the organisations represented on the Regional Project Board will be invested in key areas of work which stand the best chance of making a sustained and positive impact in Northern Ireland These key areas or demonstration programmes will be agreed by the Regional Project Board based on their relevance to Making Life Better their requirement for collaborative working and the ability to regionalise the initiative across Northern Ireland NINIS To facilitate the high level monitoring of progress on the key Making Life Better indicators a dedicated section has been developed on the NINIS website at www ninis2 nisra gov uk Key documents Making Life Better A Whole System Strategic Framework for Public Health 2013 2023 https www dhsspsni gov uk sites default files publications dhssps making life better strategic framework 2013 2023 0 pdf Making Life Better Key indicators and baselines https www

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