Trust manager’s research work recognised at national event

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
A Southern Health and Social Care Trust manager has been recognised for their research work at a recent Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care (NICON) conference. Mark IrwinMark Irwin, who is an Operational Manager of Short Breaks Services within the Southern Trust, was recognised at the event for some of the recent research he has carried out, including the assessment of social work students and the importance of their role when working with service users. Mark has also received a Research Led Management Award from the Institute of Healthcare Management for his work. Speaking at the NICON conference, Mark said, “I am currently working with children who have disabilities and their carers to develop and manage support services that best meet their needs. “These individuals face significant challenges in life – therefore we need to ensure that all social work students have been assessed via a robust process prior to qualification that is fit for purpose.
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