Policy Forum for Northern Ireland Keynote Seminar
This conference will be a timely opportunity to discuss the future of healthcare and social care provision in Northern Ireland.
It follows Professor Sir Liam Donaldson's wide-ranging review The Right Time, The Right Place - published in January - which examined the effectiveness of the HSC. The review set out ten recommendations for change, which will be central to discussion at this conference - including the 'rebooting' of Transforming Your Care and changes to commissioning models, improved regulation, incident reporting, and a greater use of new technologies and self-care, alongside efforts to create a stronger patient voice.
The conference will bring together key policymakers, with stakeholders from across HSC services, private, and third-sector health and social care providers, pharmacies and other allied health groups, medical associations and trade unions, patient groups, charities, local authorities and academics.
We are delighted that Pamela McCreedy, Director of Transforming Your Care, Health and Social Care Board and Maeve McLaughlin MLA, Chair, Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland Assembly have agreed to deliver a keynote address at the seminar.
Additionally, Simon Arnold, UK and Ireland Managing Director, TF3 Consortium; Fiona Devlin, Chair, Royal College of Nursing Northern Ireland; Michael Guerin, Managing Director, MediCare Pharmacy Group; Professor Deirdre Heenan, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Communications) and Provost (Coleraine and Magee), Ulster University and Member, Advisory Panel, TYC Review, Review of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (2011); Maeve Hully, Chief Executive, Patient and Client Council; Linda Robinson, Chief Executive, Age NI and Andy Sharman, Director of Membership Services, College of Paramedics have agreed to speak at this seminar.
Paula Bradley MLA, Deputy Chair, Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland Assembly and Kieran McCarthy MLA, Member, Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland Assembly have agreed to chair this seminar.