Changes ahead for Northern Ireland’s community and primary care nurses
Nurses have a vital role to play in Northern Ireland health and social care reforms, says Charlotte McArdle
Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has set out a commitment to tackle the issues faced in the health and social care (HSC) system in her report, ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together’.
The document set out the need for change, and aims to create a new model of person-centred care, which will improve a service that Ms O’Neill says is ‘at breaking point’. It includes a requirement to develop innovative primary care-based models that will allow non-medical staff to work in a way that makes the most of their skills.
The minister recognised that clinical and social care staff are working harder than...
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