Open Consultations:


Patient Safety Complaints and Advocacy Policy

The Department of Health would like to hear the views of the public, patients, service users, staff and interested organisations on what is working well, what is not working well and suggestions for improvements in relation to complaints and advocacy. This public consultation will inform the development of a policy on Patient Safety Complaints and Advocacy.

Have Your Say – complete the online questionnaire

Further information on the consultation

Closing date for submissions: 5pm, Thursday 22 June 2017


Healthy Ireland – Healthy Workplace Framework

The development of the Healthy Workplace Framework is an initiative under the Healthy Ireland agenda and is being led by the Departments of Health and the Department of Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, in partnership with stakeholders. Read the Briefing Paper on the Consultation.

Closing date for submissions: 5pm, Friday 26 May 2017


Closed Consultations:


Development of a Community Nursing and Midwifery Response to an Integrated Model of Care

The model of care proposed in this draft policy is one that offers the individual, family and community a range of choices. This will be facilitated through the re-organisation of the existing nursing and midwifery workforce in the community to provide a proactive rather than reactive model of care.

Closing date for submissions: 28 April 2017

Graduate, specialist and advanced nursing and midwifery practice

The draft policy will present a framework for graduate, specialist and advanced nursing and midwifery practice capable of developing a critical mass of nurses and midwives to address emerging and future service needs including driving integration between services. The overarching principle underpinning the policy is to develop the nursing and midwifery resource in response to patient and service need.

Closing date for submissions: 28 April 2017