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Protocol politics mean hard times ahead for health in Northern Ireland

Blog post 06/07/2022Mark Dayan | Professor Tamara Hervey | Mark Flear | Holly Jarman | Martha McCarey | Nick Fahy | Prof Scott L Greer

We recently held a roundtable with leaders and health experts in Northern Ireland about how they are seeing the UK’s departure from the EU play out for health. We heard of several serious issues that could lead to a further deterioration in relationships among stakeholders and government officials...

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Seven points of action to help address Northern Ireland's waiting list woes

Blog post 04/06/2021Mark Dayan | Prof. Deirdre Heenan

The waiting list for planned admission to hospital or a first outpatient appointment in Northern Ireland has reached almost 450,000, equivalent to almost a quarter of the population. Deirdre Heenan and Mark Dayan set out seven points of action for tackling the growing waiting list. This blog was ori...

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How long must we wait?

Blog post 04/09/2020Prof. Deirdre Heenan | Mark Dayan

Rebuilding any health system after Covid-19 will be difficult, but it could be an even tougher task in Northern Ireland. Deirdre Heenan and Mark Dayan assess the impact of the pandemic on an already beleaguered health system, and argue that support and goodwill for the NHS over the past months must...

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Radical surgery on waiting lists in Northern Ireland is long overdue

Blog post 30/01/2020Prof. Deirdre Heenan | Mark Dayan

While waiting times have struggled across the UK in recent times, the situation is much worse in Northern Ireland. Is there a way to turn things around? Deirdre Heenan and Mark Dayan give the expert view.

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Change or collapse: Lessons from the drive to reform health and social care in Northern Ireland

Report 10/07/2019Mark Dayan | Prof. Deirdre Heenan

Three years after Rafael Bengoa’s blueprint for improving the Northern Irish health service, this report uses interviews with health service leaders in Northern Ireland as well as outside experts and clinicians to assess which factors are helping or hindering Northern Ireland's efforts to change i...

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Political deadlock and top-down approach frustrating efforts to improve health and social care in Northern Ireland

Press release 10/07/2019

A new report from the Nuffield Trust looks at which factors are helping or hindering change in Northern Ireland.

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How Brexit could affect the health service in Northern Ireland

Blog post 06/02/2018Mark Dayan

With the implications of Brexit on the NHS unclear, nowhere is it felt more than in Northern Ireland, which shares a border with an EU member state. Mark Dayan explores what harder forms of Brexit might mean for staff, patients and funding in the Northern Irish health service, while also looking at...

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2018: What to look out for in health and social care

Blog post 21/12/2017Nuffield Trust

With 2017 drawing to a close and the new year nearly upon us, for festive reading we asked 12 Nuffield Trust experts to each give a brief insight into what might happen in health and social care in 2018. So we’ve been making a list (and checking it twice) of what they told us. See you in the new y...

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Health and social care in Northern Ireland: critical care?

Blog post 17/10/2017Prof. Deirdre Heenan | John Appleby

Deirdre Heenan and John Appleby look back at reviews of the health and care system in Northern Ireland, the need for reform and what it means for patients, and where we are now.

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Our response to Bengoa report into healthcare reform

Press release 25/10/2016

Nigel Edwards comments on the Bengoa report into healthcare reform in Northern Ireland.

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