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The pandemic, women, and Building Back Better
The Women’s Policy Group NI has relaunched its Covid-19 Feminist Recovery Plan. Scope looks at why this is important.
Duty of Candour: decision time looms for Swann
When medical staff make mistakes in treatment it is imperative that they are faced up to and that the families of those affected are told.
The RQIA: what went wrong
Last June, during the most severe health crisis we have ever faced, the board of the Northern Ireland’s health and social care regulator, the RQIA resigned en masse.
Caring is tough, lacks support – and can be lonely
Carers face so many challenges that some – such as loneliness – do not get the attention they deserve.
Tech, health and public spaces – NI has its own digital currency
A new public scheme is set to pay people to exercise more and use parks and greenways. Civic Dollars is hoping to take on several issues at once. The scheme might just do some good.
Let the children play
Experts are expressing increasing concern about the impact the pandemic has had on physical activity amongst children and we have more reasons for worry in Northern Ireland than elsewhere.
Education: why the first days of life are the most important of all
If we are to fix educational underachievement in Northern Ireland we are going to have to spend £49.7 million extra every year on children before they even get to school.
Poverty, mental health and an unkind welfare state
A proper debate about the links between mental ill health and poverty and what needs to be done about it is overdue.
Autism services are not fit for purpose
It would be simple to call anything and everything a priority as we look beyond Covid-19 – but the need for better support for autism truly does stand apart.
New report spells out cost of transforming health and care system
Health and social care across the UK needs a massive funding boost if it is to be able to meet future demand according to a four-year inquiry led by 33 experts.
The truth about health inequality
If everyone were able to live healthier lives for longer, everyone would benefit.
What we don't know about going digital
Third and public sector bodies are rightly proud of how they responded to the pandemic, switching so many services from face-to-face to digital.
Tax the rich – even just a bit more
Modern economics is hampered by politics. This has huge ramifications for Covid-19 recovery and, longer-term, for society, poverty and the third sector.