The Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care (NICON) is the voice of the organisations working across Northern Ireland’s integrated Health and Social Care system (HSC). Part of the UK-wide NHS Confederation, it is the only membership body for all HSC organisations.
NICON’s membership comprises all six HSC Trusts (including the NI Ambulance Service); the ‘regional’ organisations (Health and Social Care Board, Public Health Agency and the Business Services Organisation); as well as the eight smaller HSC bodies.
Additionally, NICON’s Associate Membership scheme is open to both commercial and not-for-profit organisations working in the health and social care space.
Securing the health and wellbeing of our population 2022-2027
'Significant opportunity’ for progress on health and care in Northern Ireland through delivery of a bold reform agenda.
22 April 2022
Health and Social Care Arm's-Length Bodies Chairs Response to the 2021/22 NI Draft Budget
Additional funding is required to put HSC organisations into recurrent financial balance and to meet any inescapable pressures in 2021/22.
28 February 2021
NI Health and Social Care Confederation publish election manifesto and call for support
Substantive progress is possible in Northern Ireland – but only if health is made central to the national mission, say health and care leaders.
22 April 2022
HSC Chairs' Forum announces new Chair
Jonathan Patton has been appointed as the new Chair of the HSC Chairs' Forum and Vice Chair of the Northern Ireland Confederation.
10 March 2022