Delivering Together was launched by the then Minister of Health, Michelle O’Neill on 25 October 2016 and is driven by the Northern Ireland Executive’s draft Programme for Government, setting out an ambition to support people to lead long, healthy and active lives.
The approach is the outcome of previously commissioned reports on the future of health in Northern Ireland, including Transforming Your Care, The Right Time, The Right Place and Professor Rafael Bengoa’s Systems, not Structures: Changing Health and Social Care, which was published on the same day as Delivering Together.
The direction of travel in Delivering Together secured universal buy-in at political, system and service user level and is now the single roadmap for radical health and social care transformation.
It seeks to radically reform the way services are designed and delivered with a focus on person centred care rather than the current emphasis on buildings and structures. The aim of this report is to demonstrate the progress on the commitments in Delivering Together one year into the programme.