Thank you to all those who are sponsoring us this year!
The world’s leading range of specialist seating to improve comfort and quality of life for those with postural and pressure management needs. For someone who spends most of their life in a chair, the quality of that chair can determine the quality of their life.
The Seating Matters range has undergone extensive independent clinical research proving it can reduce pressure injuries by 88%, improve posture and prevent falling/sliding from the chair along with many additional health and wellbeing improvements.
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
Macmillan Cancer Support is proud to sponsor 2017 Advancing Healthcare Awards NI. Macmillan recognises the critical role of AHPs in providing rehabilitation across the cancer pathway and in driving redesign, ensuring safe, sustainable and effective services. Cancer can affect someone’s whole life. Macmillan provides practical, financial and emotional support, and campaigns for better cancer care. As more people are diagnosed, they need support throughout and beyond their cancer journey. Our goal is to complement and enhance the outstanding work of health and social care professionals and be there for everyone who needs us.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
The Department, established by the Departments (NI) Order 1999, administers the business of: Health and Personal Social Services, which includes policy and legislation for hospitals, family practitioner services, community health and personal social services; public health, which covers responsibility for policy and legislation to promote and protect the health and well-being of the population of Northern Ireland; and public safety, which encompasses responsibility for the policy and legislation for the fire authority, food safety and emergency planning.
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BOARD
The Health and Social Care Board, set up in 2009, faces a diverse and challenging role as it seeks to develop health and social care services across Northern Ireland. Its role is principally; to arrange or ‘commission’ a comprehensive range of modern and effective health and social services for the 1.8 million people who live in Northern Ireland; to work with the health and social care trusts that directly provide services to people to ensure that these meet their needs; to deploy and manage its annual funding from the Northern Ireland Executive – currently £4 billion – to ensure that all services are safe and sustainable.
PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY
The Public Health Agency, established in April 2009, is the major regional organisation for health protection and health and social wellbeing improvement. Our role also commits us to addressing the causes and associated inequalities of preventable ill-health and lack of wellbeing. We are a multi-disciplinary, multi-professional body with a strong regional and local presence. We work within an operational framework under the following three directorates: public health, nursing and allied health professionals, and operations.
HSC LEADERSHIP CENTRE
The HSC Leadership Centre, formerly the Beeches Management Centre was established in 1993 to provide leadership and organisational development support to health and social care organisations across Northern Ireland. We have successfully expanded our client base to include a range of public and private organisations by developing a range of innovative, high quality and cost effective interventions. The Centre also provides IT services including bespoke training, eLearning and web-based business solutions. We deliver a high level consultancy service supporting project management, leadership and management development, service reform and modernisation.
ULSTER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
The School, based on the Jordanstown campus (until September 2018, when the School will move to the Coleraine Campus) of Ulster University, is one of the few health science schools in the UK to offer six AHP subjects together with healthcare science programmes. It is one of the oldest allied health professional academic schools in the UK, with a distinguished history of producing graduates who then become leaders in research, health and social care services and education. It works with key stakeholders to directly impact on healthcare policy and practice; and contributes to social and economic development through technology and knowledge transfer.
The School holds a Bronze Athena Swann award; the Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in higher education and research.
BELFAST HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE TRUST
Belfast Trust is the largest integrated health and social care Trust in the United Kingdom. We deliver integrated health and social care to approximately 340,000 citizens in Belfast and provide the majority of regional specialist services to all of Northern Ireland. We have an annual budget of £1.3bn and a workforce over 20,000 (full time and part time). Belfast Trust also comprises the major teaching and training hospitals in Northern Ireland
HSC CLINICAL EDUCATION CENTRE
The HSC Clinical Education Centre is part of the Business Services Organisation. Our purpose is to provide education to nurses, midwives and allied health professions employed in Health and Social Care Trusts. The AHP Unit coordinates delivery of profession specific and multi-professional education programmes. We also welcome applications from voluntary, community and independent sectors. Further information and details regarding forthcoming programmes can be found on our website
UNITE THE UNION
Unite in health is a section of Unite the Union, the largest trade union in Ireland and the UK In Northern Ireland Unite in health represent members across the health service including laboratory and pathology staff, speech and language therapy staff, community nurses, pharmacists and psychologists and many others. Unite also provides both professional and industrial advice guidance and representation to staff across the service and at all grades and levels.
THE SOCIETY OF RADIOGRAPHERS
The Society and College of Radiographers is the only body in the UK representing the whole of the radiographic workforce. We are a trade union and professional body representing the professional, educational, public and workplace interests of our members. Founded in 1920, we are one of the oldest and most experienced radiography organisations in the world.
Membership is open to anyone working in clinical imaging, radiotherapy and oncology throughout the world. We represent the whole of the radiographic workforce – practitioners, assistant practitioners, support workers and student radiographers.
THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
RCSLT is the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK, providing leadership and setting professional standards. With around 16,000 members, the RCSLT facilitates and promotes research into the field of speech and language therapy, promotes better education and training of speech and language therapists, provides information for RCSLT members and the public and campaigns for and supports policy aimed at improving outcomes for people who need speech and language therapy.
CHARTERED SOCIETY OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional body and trade union for physiotherapists in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1894, the Society has grown to become the profession’s largest membership organisation with more than 56,000 members. The CSP’s membership consists of a range of physiotherapy professionals: qualified and retired physiotherapists, students of physiotherapy and associate members CSP members work in a variety of settings across the health service, in the community and in private practice.
ROYAL COLLEGE OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS
The Royal College of Occupational Therapists is the professional body for occupational therapists. With over 32,000 members, we set professional and educational standards for occupational therapy and provide members with leadership, guidance and information relating to research and development, education, practice and lifelong learning.
The College’s campaign, Improving Lives; Saving Money has gathered evidence to demonstrate the impact of occupational therapy, focusing on:
- Keeping people out of hospital
- Reducing pressure on primary care
- Addressing over reliance on social care
Visit us to discover more about this campaign and the benefits of occupational therapy.
If you would like to be a part of the 2017 conference and awards, please contact Lee or Suzy to learn more about sponsor opportunities or click here to download our sponsor brochure
Suzy Cook – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Spokes – email@example.com
0208 33 44 500