Government policy - Northern Ireland
A consultation run by the DHSSPS, Northern Ireland (Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Northern Ireland)
'Transforming your care' was published in December 2011 and proposed a complete revolution in how health and social care services are provided in Northern Ireland.
Developing eyecare partnerships: improving the commissioning and provision of eyecare services in Northern Ireland. - DHSSPSNI October 2012
Eyecare services cover everything from the high street optician to eye surgery in hospitals.
Who cares? is the start of a long process by the Northern Ireland government to change the way adult social care in Northern Ireland is provided, and to sort out the funding problems that arise from this.
Service Frameworks aim to improve health and social care outcomes, reduce inequalities in health and social wellbeing, and improve service access and delivery. They set out the standards of care that patients, clients, carers and families can expect to receive and are used by commissioners, HSC providers and RQIA. In particular, they provide an important foundation for the work on commissioning of health and social care services and are at the heart of all the related planning processes, not least the annual Commissioning Plan, and the current work to develop specific plans to apply the principles of Transforming Your Care.
The Minister has now received the draft Population Plans and the over-arching draft Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP). These plans identify which services and facilities are needed in each area to address the needs of the local population and set out how this can be delivered