CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES
The latest information on the COVID-19 Pandemic and its effects in Northern Ireland can be found on the following official health and social care websites:
HSC Adoption & Fostering
We recruit and support foster carers and adopters across the five HSC Trusts in Northern Ireland. We are committed to providing learning and development opportunities for all our foster carers and adopters.
10,000 MORE Voices - we want to hear from you !
Unlike other healthcare questionnaires, we give you an opportunity to highlight what is important to you, such as what you particularly liked or disliked about the experience and what matters to you.
We want to read accounts from patients and clients (or families and carers) of your experiences in healthcare, so we can understand the impact this experience has had on you (or the person in your care).
Family Support NI
You can access up-to-date information on a range of services available to support families. This information will help Families, Young People, Children and Practitioners in Northern Ireland to find local services to meet their needs.
Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership
The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) brings together a range of agencies, including voluntary and community sector organisations, that aim to improve the lives of children and young people in Northern Ireland.
Counter Fraud and Probity Services (CFPS)
Be Cancer Aware
Being aware of general signs and symptoms of cancer is important. It can help in earlier detection and treatment. Here are some of the common signs and symptoms you should ask your doctor to check out:
Diabetes and Me
The CHOICE programme is helping families and children to manage their diabetes more effectively. All children and young people with Type 1 Diabetes will be offered the Choice Programme within 6 months of diagnosis and annual refresher training.
Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you are or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help.
HSC Bereavement Network
HSC Bereavement Network website which has been developed to provide information and guidance for those who care for and support dying people and their loved ones around the time of and after death.
Northern Ireland Cancer Network
NICaN works in collaboration with Health and Social Care organisations, academic organisations, charities, cancer specialists and service users, to improve cancer services and to implement national and local NHS strategies.
HSC Procurement Awareness Events
The Public Contract Regulations (2015), introduced 26th February 2015, signalled a major change to the means to which statutory organisations are required to procure social and other specific services “to the person”.
In response to this legislative change, HSCNI organisations have requested the Business Services Organisation, Procurement & Logistics Service (PALS) to undertake procurement activities on their behalf for services with contract values in excess of the EU threshold – €750,000 (£589,146).
To facilitate the commencement of these activities, HSCNI organisations in partnership with BSO (PaLS) recently delivered a series of Procurement Awareness Events across the region during the period March to May 2017. The presentation delivered at these events and a copy of the Questions and Answers from all events is available to view.