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Hamilton's health reform: Mission Impossible?
Health Minister Simon Hamilton is throwing himself into reform of the health service: but is this mission impossible?
Frances Black: addiction is toxic, it wants to destroy everything it can
Scope speaks with Irish singer Frances Black about her work as an addiction counsellor and the founder of RISE, a support group for the loved ones of those with addiction, which follow on from her own battles with alcohol.
Lifeline: on the line
Scope takes a look at claims by the charity that operates Lifeline that new proposals for the 24/7 crisis phoneline it operates could undermine the service and place vulnerable lives at risk.
Older people: "undervalued, unappreciated, patronised"
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
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?
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?
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’
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
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
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
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
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.