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Health Minister Underlines Personal Commitment To Health And Social Care Transformation

While facing a barrage of criticism from local health campaigners and South Down politicians over austerity cuts to the number of beds at the Downe Hospital and other services, Health Minister Jim Wells, South Down MLA,  has underlined his personal commitment to achieving transformation in health and social care services…

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Poots Welcomes The Findings Of Health Survey

Health Minister Edwin Poots today welcomed the findings of the Health Survey Northern Ireland 2012/13 which reported high levels of satisfaction with the quality of care provided in hospitals, by GP’s and by community pharmacies. The annual Health Survey Northern Ireland covers a wide range of health topics including general…

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Health Minister Poots Updates Assembly On Transforming Your Care

The main driver behind Transforming Your Care (TYC) is to reform health and social care services to deliver the right care, at the right time and in the right place. That was the key message from Health Minister Edwin Poots as he updated the Assembly on progress in implementing TYC….

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Minister Poots Approves Framework For GP Out Of Hours Services

Health Minister Edwin Poots has approved the consultation process and Strategic Framework for GP out-of-hours (GP oohs) services in Northern Ireland. The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) held a public consultation in 2012 on the future provision of GP out-of-hours services across Northern Ireland and listened to wide range…

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Assembly Health Committee to Keep Eye on Transforming Your Care

THE Assembly’s Health Committee has agreed that it will be looking closely at the implementation plans for Transforming Your Care (TYC). As part of this close scrutiny, the Committee has agreed to undertake a number of investigations into the ten key themes contained in TYC. The Chairperson of the Committee,…

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Saintfield Health Centre Embracing Integrated Care Says Poots

Health Minister Edwin Poots visited Saintfield Health Centre to see at first hand the important role that family doctors and their practices play within the local community. The Minister took time to tour the Centre on Tuesday 14 August and speak with the Practice Manager, partners and staff providing community…

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