NCT Trustee appointed to the Northern Ireland PCC

Released on: 14 January 2014

NCT Trustee Seána Talbot has been appointed to the Board of the Patient and Client Council, Northern Ireland.

NCT Trustee Seána Talbot has been appointed as Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Patient and Client Council (PCC)¹, Northern Ireland, to represent the community and voluntary sector.

Seána previously worked in the Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety in Stormont, as regional coordinator for the Sure Start² programme in Northern Ireland, and as a commissioner in the Southern Health & Social Services Board. She currently manages a Sure Start project in the Whiterock and Springfield areas of Belfast, offering services for parents-to-be and families with children aged up to four.

Seána, who has three children, has been a member of NCT since 1995, a Trustee since 2009 and is currently Vice-Chair of the NCT Board. She also chairs her local Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC)³ to support women and their families as they become parents.

Seána Talbot, Trustee, NCT says:

“I’m delighted with my appointment and the opportunity to continue to make a difference to my local community, particularly with regard to maternity services. I’ve worked for years with NCT and share its aim to improve the experience of becoming a parent.”

¹The PCC represents the public by obtaining their views on health and social care issues and ensuring their needs are addressed in the delivery of services.

² SureStart is a government led initiative aimed at giving every child in Northern Ireland the best possible start in life. It offers a broad range of services focusing on Family Health, Early Years Care and Education and Improved Well Being Programmes to children aged 4 and under.

³ In each Health and Social Care Trust (HSCT) offering maternity services, there must be an effective Multi-disciplinary Maternity Services Liaison Committee, (MSLC) where commissioners, providers and users of maternity services bring together their different perspectives, to plan, monitor and improve local maternity services. (Guidelines for MSLCs, May 2009, DHSSPS).