Call for patients, service users and carers to take part in Health and Social Care's encompass programme

The encompass Programme vision is for an electronic health and care record for every citizen in Northern Ireland that better informs and supports their health and wellbeing throughout their life, is built on a digital platform that streamlines services and patient journeys and links information across primary, secondary, community and social care.Read more

Chief Nursing Officer says Partnership is Key to Transforming Health and Social Care System

Partnership working is the key to transforming health and social care system in Northern Ireland, said NI's Chief Nursing Officer Professor Charlotte McArdle.Read more

Publication of New Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Action Plan

The Department of Health and Department of Justice have jointly published a 2018/2019 action plan under the Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Strategy.Read more

Advice NI blue print for improving Universal Credit as fears grow about rollout in NI

Advice NI publish a comprehensive policy paper aimed at improving various fundamental problems affecting Universal Credit claimants.Read more

Independent Review of PIP assessment published

The Independent Review of the Personal Independence Payment Assessment Process delivered its findings last week.Read more

Disability Sport NI’s Blind Tennis Programme shortlisted for The National Lottery Good Causes Awards

Blind Tennis at Windsor Tennis Club was set up in 2016 and was developed and funded through Disability Sport NI as part of the National Lottery Funded, Sport NI Active Clubs Programme.Read more

Further funding cut on accessible transport for disabled and older people will reduce service

In April 2018 Disability Action received notification from the Department for Infrastructure that a further 5% funding cut would be applied to the Disability Action Transport Scheme (DATS) in the 2018/2019 financial year.Read more