Call for Expressions of Interest from Service Users and Carers
There are currently vacancies for service users and carer members on a number of ICP Partnership Committees:
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What are Integrated Care Partnerships?
Integrated Care Partnerships are networks of health and social care providers. Seventeen have been set up across Northern Ireland.
Each Partnership Committee has about 13 members and brings together doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, hospital specialists, other healthcare professionals, service users and carers, as well as the voluntary and community sector and representatives from local councils.
What do Integrated Care Partnerships do?
Each Integrated Care Partnership is charged with improving services for their locality, looking at how care is delivered from prevention through to end of life. They will then make changes so that services are joined up and are delivering the right care, in the right place at the right time.
They currently focus on specific service areas:
1. Services for the Frail Elderly
2. Stroke services
3. Respiratory services
4. Diabetes services
How does each Integrated Care Partnership work?
Each Partnership Committee carries out its work through meeting at least four times per year, to discuss, agree and implement changes that are needed in its locality.
What is the role of the service user and carer?
Service users and carers with experience of any of the key clinical service areas and an interest in improving services in their locality are invited to get involved.
Service users or carers who get involved will be asked to:
How will service users and carers be supported in their role?
To find out more please visit the ICP pages on the Health and Social Care Board’s website at http://www.hscboard.hscni.net/icps/
For further information and to get involved contact: Sinead Malone at the Health and Social Care Board, 12-22 Linenhall St, Belfast; telephone: 028 9536 3343; email: Sinead.Malone@hscni.net