Northern Ireland New Entrant Service (NINES) - Belfast Trust

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Maureen Sheehan Centre, 106 Albert Street, Belfast , BT12 4HL
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028 9504 2830
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Belfast Health and Social Care Trust in collaboration with the Public Health Agency and the Health and Social Care Board, has established an evidence based Nurse-led service for new entrants to Northern Ireland. The project provides a variety of clinics to support the health and social well-being of new immigrants , asylum seekers, refugees, targeted children 0-16 years. This service aims to support all new entrants by offering screening, health education and sign posting to other services. Objectives of New Entrant Service To offer a holistic service to meet the health and wellbeing needs of new immigrants. To improve the interface between primary and secondary care. To plan the transition of clients to mainstream primary care services. Service Delivery :- A client held passport has been developed in five languages to enhance communication between primary and secondary care. Clients bring their health passport to subsequent health appointments with GP/Hospital/NINES Delivery of mantoux/BCG programme for children 0-16 years. Support in registering with GP/Dentist.Opticians. Health Screening particularly for TB, Blood Pressure, Urinalysis, Blood Glucose. Blood screening tests eg Hepatitis B/C, HIV Direct referral pathways has been established to specialist service i.e. GUM clinic, RMJH Fast tracking for chest x-rays allows early detection of Tuberculosis and onward referral to chest clinic for investigations and treatment if required. Client advocacy. Confidential help and advice This is a unique service that seeks to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable clients groups whilst seeking to validate the contribution that BME clients can offer to enhance a culturally rich and diverse Northern Ireland.
Available to Age Groups
All Ages
Category of Services
  • Ethnic Minority Support
Areas covered
  • All of N Ireland
Method of Access (Referral)
  • GP
  • Health Visitor
  • Hospital
  • Self
  • Social Worker

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