TO BE PUBLISHED July 2020
With the recent restoration of the Executive, this seminar will provide a timely opportunity to discuss the future of health and social care services in Northern Ireland.
Areas for discussion include:
- Levels of available funding for the health and social care system, ensuring value for money, and assessing the priorities for investment;
- Addressing workforce concerns and improving recruitment and retention;
- The recently-announced review of urgent and emergency care by the Department for Health, and next steps for development of a waiting times action plan;
- Implementing the Bengoa report’s recommendations for greater healthcare integration - introduction of Accountable Care Systems and an increased role for community care; and
- Delivering high quality health and social care services, and priorities for regulation in raising standards and supporting reform.
Speakers and chair
There will be keynote addresses from:
- Robin Swann MLA, Minister of Health - on the Executive’s vision for the reform of health and social care services in Northern Ireland, and key priorities for the year;
- Pat Cullen, Director, RCN Northern Ireland - on the priorities for the health workforce in Northern Ireland, particularly around recruitment, retention and safe staffing levels; and
- Kieran Donnelly, Comptroller and Auditor General, Northern Ireland Audit Office - on the funding and financing issues surrounding health and social care services in Northern Ireland, and priorities for delivering services that offer value for money.
- Transforming health and social care services in NI - key policy priorities;
- Tackling immediate issues in Health and Social Care - service delivery and workforce priorities:
- The state of health and social care - challenges in implementation;
- Reducing waiting times and delivering better outcomes; and
- Priorities for staff recruitment and retention.
- Delivering value for money in health and social care services;
- The Bengoa review - what was learned, what has been implemented, and next steps;
- Ensuring high quality health and social care services: effective regulation, improving standards and supporting change; and
- Driving towards new models of care - accountable care systems, integration and community care.
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