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Cancer services can improve under bold transformation plans

Macmillan Cancer Support welcomes the Health Minister’s joint publication of the Expert Panel Report, ‘Systems, Not Structures’ and the ten year strategic vision, ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together’. As the cancer story changes, a dedicated strategy is...

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New Easy Read Self-Management Leaflet by LNNI

The Lymphoedema Network Northern Ireland (LNNI) are really pleased to launch their two new Easy Read documents which have been developed in partnership with colleagues in learning disability and communications. In particular, LNNI would like to thank Angela...

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Less Pain More Gain – An Election Manifesto for Arthritis

Arthritis isn’t just an older person’s issue – it affects people of all ages and proper diagnosis and treatment is essential. Reducing pain doesn’t just benefit people with arthritis, but also has a longer term benefit for the economy. Arthritis Care’s Election...

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Health is everyone’s business

Not long now until the NI Assembly Election on May 5th.  This weekend’s Alliance Party Conference provided an excellent opportunity to promote the Long Term Conditions Alliance manifesto.  Together, we are strengthening the voice of people who are living with long...

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What is the #MoreThanAShop Campaign about?

Thirteen charities including British Heart Foundation NI, Cancer Focus NI and Cancer Research UK have teamed up to launch a new campaign - #MoreThanAShop. Charity shops in Northern Ireland have always benefited from a 100% charitable exemption from paying business...

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Time To Choose 2016 – Macmillan NI Manifesto

Macmillan NI have launched a manifesto in support of their Time to Choose 2016 assembly election campaign. The cancer charity is campaigning for the full implementation of the reviewed Cancer Services Framework, with a particular focus on specialist nurses,...

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LTCANI Manifesto Launch

The Long Term Conditions Alliance Northern Ireland are pleased to release their manifesto for 2016 - read the manifesto here. "Chronic conditions will not go away; they are the health care challenge of this century. Alteration of their course will require determined...

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Keep Us Well Campaign

MS Society and BHF NI have launched a new campaign, which is supported by the Long Term Conditions Alliance NI. The campaign is called Keep Us Well and focuses on the need to protect free prescriptions for people living with long term conditions in Northern Ireland....

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Putting Self-Management at the Centre of Long-Term Care

Source: Pharmacy in Focus (Northern Ireland) Published 1st November 2012 It's all in the demographics. Here in Northern Ireland people are living longer. And an ageing society can expect to see a corresponding increase in long-term conditions or co-morbidities....

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LTCANI at the party conferences

Heather Monteverde met First Minister Peter Robinson at the DUP Party Conference. LTCANI has been attending the party conferences through the season. Have a look at our Gallery to see photos of various conferences we have...

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LTCANI AGM 2013

17th December 2012 Venue: MS Society 34 Annadale Avenue Belfast BT7 3JJ Date: Wednesday, 16th January, 2013 9.30 – 12 noon Time: 9.30 AGM, Chair and Treasurers Report 10.00 Coffee and Scones 10.30 - 12 noon, Invited speakers (tbc) on LTC policy framework and...

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Minister lobbied on biologics

Representatives of people awaiting access to biological (anti-TNF) treatments met Edwin Poots MLA, Northern Ireland Minister for Health, on August 21. LTCANI member group Arthritis Care took part in the meeting, along with representatives of people with psoriasis and...

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Commissioning, ICP’s and Out of Hours

The LTCANI Members Meeting at the MS Society on August 13 heard useful presentations on commissioning plans for long term conditions (Dr Aidrian Mairs), on the development of integrated care pathways (Dr Sloan Harper), and on consultation on proposals for GP out of...

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TYC Roadshows

The Patient Client Council is holding a series of roadshows in September to consult on the 'Transforming Your Care' process - full details on their website...

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Minister announces healthcare proposals

Health Minister Michael McGimpsey MLA has announced his proposals for health care reform in NI: The proposals include a single Health and Social Care Board for Northern Ireland, replacing the existing four Boards, a regional Agency for Public Health and Social...

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LTCANI meets Minister

A delegation from LTCANI met with Michael McGimpsey MLA, Minister for Health Social Services and Public Safety, in May to discuss user involvement and the reform of health services in Northern Ireland. A copy of the LTCANI submission on health service reform is...

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Long Term Conditions conference 08 report

The conference opened with short contributions from Christine Jendoubi, Director of Primary and Community Care at the DHSSPS, Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer, and Steve McBride, Chair of the LTCANI. Read the Full report from the...

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