Health

Older people: "undervalued, unappreciated, patronised"

8 Oct 2015Nick Garbutt Older Peoples' Policy ForumSector Issues, Health

Claire Keatinge has plenty to say as she reflects on her four years in office as Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland.

Health reform quietly gathers pace

25 Sep 2015Nick Garbutt Health, Sector Issues

Behind the headlines progress is being made in implementing the flagship Transforming Your Care programme, Scope reports. 

Should we have the right to die on our own terms?

5 Aug 2015Ryan Miller Health, Social Policy, Equality

Debate about right to die - and the right to help our loved ones do so, if they wish - is growing in the UK. Scope looks at a deceptively simple point of principle and its complex fine details.

Crisis Fund: can a little go a very long way?

31 Jul 2015Ryan Miller Health, Mental Health, Sector Issues, Community Relations, Funding

Earlier this year OFMdFM released a small amount of funds to help vulnerable ethnic-minority migrants in crisis. Scope speaks with fund administrators the Red Cross about its success.

NI health trusts ‘able to sideline abuse cases at will’

3 Jul 2015Ryan Miller Health

Scope looks at claims that the joint protocols between health and justice officials over the management of potentially criminal abuse encourage cover ups in local trusts.

Human Rights Commission report: Transforming Your Care

17 Jun 2015Ryan Miller Health

The recent HRC inquiry into Emergency Health Care has reinforced that Transforming Your Care has stalled. Scope looks at some of the reasons why.

The shocking truth about Transforming Your Care

17 Jun 2015Nick Garbutt Health

Scope examines further evidence that the government's flagship Transforming Your Care programme is not just stalled but going backwards. 

A healthy approach to asylum that will help us all

16 Jun 2015Ryan Miller Health, Equality, Social Policy

There won’t be huge political fanfare, but a recent DHSSPS decision to increase access to free healthcare amongst vulnerable groups will save money and improve everyone’s health. Scope looks at why.

Transforming Your Minister - change at the top could revitalise DHSSPS

26 May 2015Ryan Miller Health

New Health Minister Simon Hamilton is making some good noises about reform – but changes need to be rapid and neither the financial capability or political will are guaranteed.

Donaldson: how the media and politicians act against the public interest

28 Jan 2015Nick Garbutt Health

Scope delves behind the headlines to examine some disturbing implications of the Donaldson Report into health care in Northern Ireland.