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New Cancer Strategy NI

Department of Health Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly said: “Significant progress has been made over the past 20 years in developing cancer services in Northern Ireland. “This has involved investing in a wide range of preventative, treatment and care programmes that have contributed to improvements in survival rates for cancer patients. “However, the anticipated demographic change in forthcoming years means there …

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Duty of Candour – Making the Health Service More Transparent

The Department of Health has recently published a series of research papers to help determine the best way to implement a Duty of Candour and has asked for feedback from the public and  those organisations with an interest. The inquiry was established in 2004 to examine the deaths of five children in Northern Ireland hospitals as a result of low …

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DoH Guidance Developed for Employers on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 22 November 2018Guidance developed for employers on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse The Department of Health and Department of Justice have published new Guidance on how employers can increase awareness and respond more effectively to domestic and sexual violence and abuse.The Guidance was launched at an event in Belfast City Hall attended by trade unions and …

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Stronger Together Policy briefing on Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Interpreting Service (NIHSCIS)

Stronger Together Policy briefing on Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Interpreting Service (NIHSCIS) November 2018 Following reports from a number of member groups that some GP practices are not providing face-to-face interpreting for patients we have provided this policy briefing. We have contacted the Health and Social Care (HSC) Business Services Organisation which has responsibility to provide a broad …

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Drugs and Alcohol Information Websites

Useful information and resources on drugs and alcohol can be found by visiting dedicated websites below http://www.drugsandalcoholni.info/ http://services.drugsandalcoholni.info/

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First Steps Women’s Centre Courses

Wellbeing Courses:   Leader Of Your Own Life  2hrs X 6 weeks Mondays 9.45 am -11.45 am.  Starts Monday 16th Jan Arts Project 2.5hrs X 6 weeks Tuesdays 9.45 am -12.15 pm.  Starts Tuesday 17th Jan Yoga 2hrs X 6 weeks Wednesdays 9.45 am -11.45 am. Starts Wednesday 18th January Creative Writing 2hrs X 6 weeks Wednesdays 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm.  Starts Wednesday …

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Local Businesses help to promote the Importance of Emotional Health

This summer East Belfast Community Development Agency (EBCDA) is working together with local businesses, churches and community service providers to promote emotional health and suicide prevention. Over the past three years, several similar campaigns have been done across East Belfast including partnerships with local bars, bookmakers, shops and sports clubs. This project is different in that it will target people …

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