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 conference brought together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss the next steps in delivering the reform of healthcare in Northern Ireland.

Delegates examined how to tackle the challenges to delivering effective healthcare transformation, including ensuring political and community buy-in, and ensuring the benefit of reform is communicated effectively with stakeholders and the wider community, including through the use of citizens assemblies.

Those attending also examined how best to utilise technology, data and innovation in supporting the reform of healthcare, as well as promote positive outcomes for patients - including examples of good practice and areas where it could be expanded.

Further sessions looked at ensuring reformed services meet the needs of health and social care trusts and that the social care sector is fit for the future, and considered the needs of patients - including through the implementation of co-production policies across the sector. They also discussed ways in which services can be shaped to meet local need - including through the introduction of multi-disciplinary teams within GP Federations.

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