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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.

Should you have an opportunity you wish to submit,  fill out the submission form. All opportunities will also feature on the Patient Client Council website.

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  • NIAS Stakeholder Forum 5th February 2020
    Subject matters already discussed at the last two meetings included the following items; discussion on patient experience and patient involvement; Clinical Response Model implementation; and discussion on the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) strategic direction. As a forum NIAS want to offer as much opportunity for stakeholders to engage with the organisation and each other. The agenda for the forthcoming stakeholder forum will include a range of developing issues will be brought for information and discussion.
  • Involving the Public in the Design and Conduct of Research: Building Research Partnerships 4th February 2020
    Who is it for? Patients, carers and members of the public who are interested in getting involved in research and researchers interested in involving patients, carers and the public in their research. What will I get out of it? • As a patient, carer or member of the public, you will gain an understanding of what it means to be involved in research at each stage of the research process. • As a researcher, you will gain an understanding of how patients, carers and the public can get involved in research, practical tips, the opportunity to share your research expertise and build research partnerships.
  • The Review of Urgent and Emergency Care 4th February 2020
    We want you to help shape our thinking on Urgent and Emergency Care ( A&E ). This workshop is designed for people identified as frequent users of Urgent and Emergency Care. Why get involved? More patients facing longer waits. A workforce under extreme pressure. Increasing demand on services. Growing complexity of conditions particularly among older people.
  • Event: Data-driven Society: People, Places and Policy 9th January 2020
    This event is for policymakers, data custodians, and researchers from central government departments, as well as those from local government, the voluntary, community and enterprise sector, academia and other interest groups. Within Northern Ireland we have a very data-rich landscape with a number sources comprising administrative, longitudinal and spatial information which can enable a rich and detailed analysis of our social geography over time. This event aims to: • Promote the value of data; • Increase awareness of data sources; • Facilitate links between those with research questions, data providers, and analysts; • Analyse data to form meaningful intelligence; • Apply intelligence to inform policy or shape service delivery; • Discuss the future of data within Northern Ireland.
  • Regional HSC Hospital Passport 20th December 2019
    This project aims to develop Best Practice Guidelines, identify and address potential barriers for the further implementation and utilisation of the Regional Health and Social Care (HSC) Hospital Passport for people with learning disabilities. Participants are invited to attend an interview to share their views and experiences on using the Regional HSC Hospital Passport.
  • 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.