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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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  • 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: Impact, Influence, 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
  • Palliative Care Week 8-14 September 2019 9th September 2019
    You are invited to contribute to the success of the campaign by taking part in whatever way you can including holding an involvement event. If your organisation is planning an ‘event’ such as an information stand, report launch, workshop, conference etc, please use the contact details below to notify the team and allow them to publicise the wide range of activities taking place within the week.
  • NIAS – Stakeholder Forum 9th September 2019
    Subject matters to be discussed: Patient experience and Patient Involvement Clinical Response Model implementation Discussion on NIAS Strategic Direction
  • Small Grant Scheme – PPI in Research Support 9th September 2019
    The scheme is open to anyone who is already involved in research and wants to develop or implement PPI in their projects or programme. Funding of up to £2500 is available to support new initiatives or to enable PPI representatives to develop in their role as a research partner.
  • Allied Health Professions Workforce Review: Diagnostic Radiography Stakeholder Engagement Event 5th September 2019
    The Department of Health is undertaking a workforce review of the diagnostic radiography profession in Northern Ireland. The aim is to have a workforce of the right size, with the right skills, organised in the right way, delivering services to provide the best possible care for patients and clients within available resources. This process follows co-design and co-production principles. The Project Group is engaging with stakeholders, both in this formal engagement event and through ongoing involvement with relevant individuals and organisations. This input will be invaluable in producing the Project Group's final Report and its recommendations.
  • Complaints Research Design Workshop 5th September 2019
    We are seeking people who have been through the NHS complaints process to participate in a research design workshop. The aim of the workshop is to ensure that we carry out our research in a way that is sensitive the participants whose experience we want to understand and that doesn’t create an excessive additional burden.
  • Bursary Scheme: Supporting service user and carer involvement 27th August 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.