Research Papers 2012

Synopsis: Here you will find a list of Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety research papers published during 2012.

Child Protection

- Date: 12/12/2012 - Author: North/South Inter-Parliamentary Association

Background briefing jointly prepared by the Research and Information Service (RaISe) of the Northern Ireland Assembly and by the Library & Research Service (L&RS) of the Houses of the Oireachtas (Tithe an Oireachtais).


Clinical Excellence Awards Schemes

- Date: 09/10/2012

This briefing paper provides an overview of Clinical Excellence Awards Schemes in the UK.


Diabetes: Policies, Service Commissioning and Costs

- Date: 08/10/2012

This briefing paper explores the issue of diabetes. In particular, it provides: A brief overview of diabetes; Statistics concerning the number of people affected; Policies and standards for diabetes care in Northern Ireland and the UK; Commissioning of diabetes services and service provision in Northern Ireland; Costs associated with diabetes care; Details of diabetes policies and plans in Europe, and examples of good practice elsewhere.


DHSSPS Expenditure Plans 2012-13

- Date: 05/10/2012

This paper provides an overview of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety’s Planned Resource Expenditure for the 2012-13 financial year.


The Mental Capacity Bill and Children under 16

- Date: 05/10/2012

The paper is in response to a research request from the Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety in relation to the key issues and stakeholder perspectives on the proposed Mental Capacity (Health, Welfare and Finance) Bill and children under 16 years of age.


Health Inequalities – Review by Committee for HSSPS

- Date: 28/09/2012

This paper has been prepared specifically in relation to the Committee’s review and is to assist the Committee to identify on which areas of health inequalities it wishes to focus.


Health Inequalities in Northern Ireland by Constituency

- Date: 21/09/2012

This Briefing Paper reviews the available evidence on health inequalities in Northern Ireland by Assembly Area / Parliamentary Constituency. The paper begins with a brief analysis of the Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM), a suite of indicators which reflect inequalities in areas such as health. This is followed by an examination of 11 key health indicators at constituency level.


Health Inequalities in Northern Ireland

- Date: 21/09/2012

This briefing paper has been prepared in response to a query regarding health inequalities in Northern Ireland (NI) and presents an introduction to the subject in terms of how health inequalities in NI are monitored, strategies and programmes to tackle them and the outcome of these.


Waiting Times – Supplementary Briefing

- Date: 10/08/2012

This briefing paper has been prepared as a supplementary briefing to cover issues raised by the Committee for HSSPS in response to the Briefing paper 104/12 Northern Ireland Waiting Lists: Current and Historical Trends for Outpatients, Inpatients and Diagnostic Services. The areas covered by the briefing include: •A review of the key messages from the April 2012 RaISe briefing paper with the addition of a brief update of the latest waiting times in Northern Ireland for June 2012 •The various waiting time targets/standards across the UK – rationale and measurements used; •The private practice work of consultants – a brief history of the private work of consultants; the consultant contract; guidelines on private work; and any potential impact on waiting times; and •Other issues for Northern Ireland including financial penalties for Trusts not meeting waiting time targets; Outpatient ‘review’ appointments; and the measures in place in Northern Ireland to address waiting lists and the success or otherwise of these initiatives.


Child protection and crimes against children

- Date: 21/06/2012

This paper is an addendum to Research Paper 87/12 'Child protection and referral statistics'. It provides Members with further information in regard to child protection, in particular: Pregnant teenage mothers (in this case, those under 18 years of age) and the Child Protection Register in Northern Ireland; Details of child protection statistics in the Republic of Ireland; Child level data on child protection registration in Northern Ireland; Information relating to crime data and violence against children in the UK.


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