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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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NIPSO investigation into PIP

NIPSO investigation into PIP The Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman has informed the Department for Communities that she is proposing, under new powers, to launch an investigation into the way the Department administers Personal Independence Payments (PIPs). Marie Curie provided an important update on the process. It was confirmed to Marie Curie, that NIPSO are currently in an ‘evidence gathering’ …

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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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Equality Commission NI Consultative Survey

Equality Commission NI  draft corporate plan lists the following issues as priorities to focus on: equality in employment, equality in education Equality in access and participation for disabled people Do you agree? Tell us what you think at http://ow.ly/oBFG30mmYcZ @ballyaltonboy @MykeyLorimer @ImtacNI Or join our FB group Help shape Equality in Northern Ireland! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ECNIconsultdraft19-22

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Equality Commission NI Corporate Plan Consultation

Equality Commission NI are looking for your views on our Corporate Plan 2019-2022, which will guide our work for the next three years. The plan represents a shift in direction for the Commission, focusing more clearly on improving the lives of those we serve, and on identifying and measuring those actions which are most likely to effect and sustain change …

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BME Carers – Are You a BME Carer?

Do You Look After Someone? Are you from a Black or Minority Ethnic background? If you are we want to hear from you… Please follow the link to fill in a form (many languages provided), we may be able to link you to useful support and information. 76095 BHSCT English Leaflet 76095 BHSCT Cantonese Leaflet 76095 BHSCT Bulgaria Leaflet 76095 BHSCT Luthuanian …

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Research Opportunity

Dr Gareth Mulvey has recently been appointed research fellow at Glasgow University, having spent the previous 4-years working as the researcher at Scottish Refugee Council. While there he conducted a large study about the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland, a study which has subsequently contributed to the Scottish Government reviewing their strategy about refugee integration. Dr Mulvey …

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Migrant Rights Network – Dossier

The Migrant Rights Network have identified a trend among families affected by the £18,600 minimum income requirement, who are already facing long periods of separation from their loved ones who are reporting that their non-European Partners are also being refused entry to the UK as a visitor. They are putting together an urgent dossier on this issue to circulate among …

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Report on public consultation on access to healthcare for migrants

The Home Office has released the results of the public consultation on Access to Health Services for migrants in the UK, which was put out on 3 July 2013. One of the main things to note is that 69% of respondents did not feel that access should be based on permanent residence. Despite this the reports states that the Government is …

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Victims Support NI – Survey

Lisa Faulkner from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, is currently conducting research for Victim Support NI, which aims to map services/provisions for victims of hate crimes in Belfast and to capture their views and opinions of the services. Could you please forward the link below to any individuals/groups that you are aware of which would address issues pertaining to hate crimes. …

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