Disability Patient Advocate
Personal vision on integrated care
My personal vision of a truly integrated care experience starts from the perspective of the patient/service user. I believe that if we can enable and support the design and delivery of the right care, at the right time and in the right place for patients, then we will see and experience a sustainable system wide approach to equitable integrated care for all.
My background/previous experience
Jacqui Browne has over 35 years’ experience of working at local, national, European and International levels as a disability equality activist and consultant. Coming from a background of advocacy for the patient voice as well as the rights of disabled people, she has a particular interest in and is deeply involved in seeking the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Ireland.
Apart from her work in a wide range of disability initiatives, Jacqui is also actively involved as a member of the IFIC Ireland Steering Committee and has participated in a number of IFIC International and IFIC Ireland conferences and events over the last few years.
Jacqui has also written/co-authored a number of publications, articles and delivered information seminars and training on them as appropriate.
I truly believe that we need to involve all the essential voices and stakeholders, including patients, to work together to realise the ultimate goals and outcomes of integrated healthcare.