Policy Forum for Northern Ireland

Next steps in delivering healthcare reform in Northern Ireland: securing consensus, shaping services and meeting future needs

December 2018

This timely seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the next steps in delivering the reform of healthcare in Northern Ireland.

Coming two years after the publication of the Delivering Together report on the transformation of healthcare in Northern Ireland, delegates will assess the progress made in delivering the reforms to date - including the latest on the delivery of the encompass Programme, HSC Workforce Strategy 2026 and Elective Care Centres - and examine Departmental priorities moving forward, as well as examining priorities for the Transformation Implementation Group in delivering those strategies.

Those attending will also examine the challenges to securing political and community consensus for the reform of healthcare, including discussion on shaping service to meet local need, addressing political and community concerns on reform, and encouraging effective dialogue on the next steps for delivery.

Further sessions will consider how to tackle the challenges to reforming the health service - including in securing and effectively utilising Transformation Funding - as the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee launches an inquiry into funding of the health service - as well as how best to deliver enhanced Primary Care services and support the social care sector, meet patient needs, and design services which are fit for the future.

Delegates will also examine lessons from another jurisdiction on the effective delivery of healthcare reform.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Northern Ireland seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates