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Outcomes and the Programme for Government
The new PfG - currently under construction, intertwined with sticky negotiations over the Executive - will be "outcomes-based". What does this mean? Surely this can't be new? Scope looks at a new model for all sectors.
Unhealthy future - part two
Part two of our look at health reform in the context of Stormont parties' policies. Here we examine party manifestos - and find contradictions, shameless vote grabbing, and deceit or stupidity or both.
Unhealthy future - part one
The need for health reform will become even more pressing throughout the next mandate. Scope has analysed party policy alongside the unanimous view of experts who say how and why HSC should be remodelled. The conclusions are worrying.
Sinn Fein Assembly manifesto for 2016
We continue to look at the main party's manifestos ahead of the Assembly elections - and find that Sinn Fein's document is unsurprising.
UUP manifesto - education "the priority"
The latest major party manifesto to be released ahead of the Assembly elections comes from the UUP. Scope takes a look.
The importance and ethics of fund raising
Recent controversies have underlined how important it is to raise funds ethically. Scope asks Jayne Murray, head of the British Heart Foundation in Northern Ireland how it should be done.
NI transport is at a crucial time – and has an opportunity
The recent consultation document on Accessible Transport appears to have forgotten about community providers – but are things that simple? Scope takes a look.
NICVA publishes manifesto ahead of elections
Election seasons is upon us and Scope will have a heavy focus on policy. This week NICVA published its own paper. We highlight their ideas.
February health summit must bring results
Next week Prof. Rafael Bengoa and his panel will meet with our major parties. Agreeing principles for health reform is vital - time is short.
New enforced labour measures could make things worse
Our structures for tackling labour exploitation are a mess, but moves by the Home Office and DBIS might not help. Scope takes a look.
The biggest blockage to health reform?
If you ever needed proof of the dysfunctionality of Northern Ireland’s health service it was delivered from an unexpected source this week, argues Scope editor Nick Garbutt.
Scope takes a summary view of this week's paper on how to spend the £585m set aside for mitigation of Welfare Reform.
The former Basque Minister charged with sorting out our health service
Health Minister Simon Hamilton has just announced the composition of the expert panel charged with recommending how the health care system here should be transformed.