The Northern Trust along with Primary Care Partners in the northern area, have been leading on a Transformation initiative within the N Ireland Health and Social Care System. The Integrated Care Prototype is a new approach to the planning and delivery of health and social care services based on partnership working, with a shared focus on improving health outcomes for the local population and address inequalities in health outcomes. At its core is a new relationship between the Trust and General Practice, sharing responsibility for integrated health services and pathways, jointly working with other local partner organizations and communities.
Briege took up the role of Director of Integrated Care Prototype in October 2019, her substantive role being Director of Strategic Development and Business Services in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust. The role includes responsibility for ICT, Informatics, Capital Development, Strategic Planning, Performance Management, Quality Improvement and Contracting with independent providers. She has worked in health and social care since 1983 after graduating from Queens University Belfast.