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ICP work to be shown at NICON conference


Some of the work of ICPs will feature at this year’s Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care conference.

A social prescribing programme in the West and the Project Echo initiative will be among the projects to feature in the popular café conversation sessions.

Piloted in the North West, the social prescribing programme aims to help older people address social, emotional or practical needs by linking them to support and activities within their local community.

Meanwhile, Project Echo – a Health and Social Care Board funded initiative –  which uses videoconferencing technology to train a range of health professionals, to provide more specialised care to patients in their local community. The cafe conversation will give an overview of the approach and will also highlight  how Project Echo is being used to support service redesign within Optometry.

They are among 20 café conversations showcasing how staff, patients and partners are transforming services and improving care.

The conference will be held on Thursday 18 May and Friday 19 May, with the BBC’s Mark Carruthers acting as compere.

For more information visit: http://www.nhsconfed.org/events/2017/05/nicon-17