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Opportunities to get involved with Health and Social Care

A list of current opportunities to get involved in Health and Social Care are listed below.

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  • Bursary Scheme: Supporting service user and carer involvement 28th November 2019
    The Bursary Scheme, to support involvement in Health and Social Care, is now open for new applications and will run to 31st March 2020.
  • Northern Ireland Judicial Appointment Committee – Seeking experienced members for Review Tribunal 27th November 2019
    Review Tribunal – Scheme to recruit Experienced Members - Northern Ireland Judicial Appointment Committee (NIJAC) will shortly be commencing a scheme to select: Experienced Members of the Review Tribunal (x10 plus reserve list). The fee payable is £176 per day or £88 per half day. We will be holding Information Sessions for potential applicants interested in finding out more about the role in The Hilton Hotel, 4 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3LP on 2 December 2019 at 2pm and 6:30pm. Current members of the tribunal will be in attendance. We will also provide information on the selection process. These are fee-paid part-time roles and tribunal members will be paid a sessional fee for each day they are required to sit.
  • National Conversation on Rare Disease 20th November 2019
    This project will explore challenges carers face when looking after someone with a rare disease and identify how they could be better supported in this role. Please share the survey link as widely as possible within your networks, so that as many people as possible who care for those living with a rare disease in NI can have their voice heard.
  • tCI Connect 2019 – ‘Solution Room’ 28th October 2019
    This 20 minute session will be a simulation of a Risk Assessment Workshop, with delegated role-playing through a scenario to assess both potential and actual risks, calculate the risk the project poses to the organisation, and identify mitigation activities to reduce that risk through engagement and involvement. Institute Associate, Ruth, will talk delegates through one of her own projects, and share her top five ‘must-do’ activities to ensure you are best equipped when preparing for or running a consultation.
  • Using health data to improve the quality of care with The Health Foundation 24th October 2019
    They are looking for 10 people from across the UK to have a one hour phone conversation about how health data is used. These conversations are an opportunity to ask questions you may have about health data and how it is used to understand the quality of care. We want to include people who are not sure why data matters or who feel nervous or skeptical about how sharing health data might impact them.
  • Review of AHP services for children with visual, hearing or multisensory impairment – PPI co-design event 23rd October 2019
    In order to co-design the Personal and Public Involvement in this review, we are seeking people to participate in a small-scale engagement event on Friday 29th November, 10.00am – 1.00pm, in Belfast (teleconference facilities will be available). This will be a one-off meeting to help identify and design the best way to involve service users and other people affected by these services in order to effectively obtain their input into the review. You may be a parent or carer of a young person with a visual, hearing or multisensory impairment, or a professional, worker or volunteer involved in the care of young people with sensory impairments. A full role description for participation will be provided prior to the event.
  • Recruitment of Sessional Band 5 Service User/Carer Consultants 20th September 2019
    The Western Health and Social Care Trust are recruiting for the role of Sessional Band 5 Service User/ Carer Consultants (Temporary).
  • Involvement Conference: Influence, Impact and Innovate – 21 November, Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast 16th September 2019
    As part of the conference events, we are seeking examples of involvement projects and/or initiatives to share experience and best practice through a workshop. We are therefore inviting submissions from a wide range of contributors including HSC staff, service users, carers and universities etc. We would like to capture the imagination, reflecting the real and valuable impact of involvement in changing and improving Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland. Tell us about innovative and creative ideas where service users, carers and staff were involved and worked as partners throughout the development, delivery and/or evaluation of your project and how you hope to share those learning experiences through a workshop format. Examples may include involving people through the arts, service improvement or change initiatives or involvement through Reference Groups or Strategic programmes of work. If you would like to contribute, you can access the submission form at http://engage.hscni.net/opportunites-to-get-involved/involve-fest-regional-celebration-of-involvement/, including additional information about the conference and how to attend.
  • Consultation to improve Adult Learning Disability Services across Northern Ireland 9th September 2019
    The HSCB are currently engaging with service users, carers, healthcare staff and community and voluntary organisations across Northern Ireland to gain feedback on services with a particular focus on six key themes: ◦ Transitions ◦ Accommodation ◦ Care Support ◦ Health and Well-being ◦ Assessment and Treatment ◦ Meaningful Lives and Citizenship. Please click on the links (below) to access the surveys to have your say and help develop the new model. Service Users : https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/regional-ld-service-model-review/service-user Staff : https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/regional-ld-service-model-review/staff Carers : https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/regional-ld-service-model-review/family-carer They are aiming to assess what is currently working well, what can be improved and what needs to be done in the future to improve the lives of adults with learning disabilities in Northern Ireland. They will use co-production principles to develop the new model and hope to produce a report on this work early in 2020.
  • Regional Trauma Network Service Delivery Model and Equality Impact Assessment Consultation 9th September 2019
    How can you get involved in the consultation? Send your consultation response or comments as follows: By completing and submitting the online response form available at http://www.hscboard.hscni.net/get-involved/rtn-consultation-online-response-form/ Alternatively, download and complete the response form (above) and return it to: Post: Geraldine Hamilton, RTN Manager, Health and Social Care Board, 12-22 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BS. Email: regionaltraumanetwork@hscni.net