Our Plan for a World Class Health Service (PDF 2MB)
Publish Date: 27 April 2016
Our vision is a sustainably financed Health and Social Care system that puts quality, safety and the patient at its centre by providing world class outcomes for our population.
The importance of Health and Social Care to everyone in Northern Ireland has been reflected by the priority given to it by the Democratic Unionist party in the last Assembly term. During the past 5 years, the DUP has produced a record to be proud of during its time in charge of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.
We recognise that our NHS in Northern Ireland is under pressure and faces a range of tough challenges now, and into the future. Yet, the focus of some on what isn’t perfect within the system distracts us away from what is working well and the many improvements that have been made. Our is a Health and Social Care system which, in spite of the many issues it must contend with, has improved performance and increased productivity over the past 5 years.
- Transforming our system
- Increasing health spending
- Enabling innovation
- Supporting primary care
- Investing in the frontline
- Delivering digital healthcare
- Encouraging active and healthy ageing
- Promoting public health
- Better mental health
- Improving health outcomes