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Minister Harris opens First National Palliative Care Seminar in Farmleigh

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today opened the First National Palliative Care Seminar in Farmleigh, Dublin. The Seminar was focused on the implementation of two published National Clinical Guidelines, The Pharmacological Management of Cancer Pain in Adults and Management of Constipation in Adult Patients Receiving Palliative Care which were approved by the National Clinical

Publication of Health Technology Assessment: Evaluating Treatment and Transfer Options for Patients who require a Priority One transfer to the UK

Minister for Health, Simon Harris has welcomed the publication of the HIQA Health Technology Assessment (HTA) which evaluates treatment and transfer options for patients who require a Priority 1 transfer to the UK. Challenges to the provision of air ambulance services for these patients had arisen because of capacity constraints within the Air Corps and

Dublin hosts Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (http://hrhforum2017.ie) is being held in Dublin from November 14 -17, 2017, at the RDS Dublin. The Forum is convened by the Department of Health, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the World Health Organization, Trinity College Dublin, the Health Service Executive, and Global Health Workforce

National Public Health Emergency Team on CPE held their second meeting today

The National Public Health Emergency Team on Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) held their second meeting today, 09 November 2017. The Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan said “the initial focus of the group is gathering information to identify current practice in relation to the surveillance and management of CPE in Ireland. Once this has been established

Minister Harris welcomes further reduction in the total number of patients waiting for both procedures and outpatient appointments

– 2,143 fewer patients waiting for procedures – 788 fewer patients waiting for outpatient appointments Minister for Health, Simon Harris has today (Wednesday) welcomed the fact that there has been another reduction in the total number of patients waiting for both procedures and outpatient appointments. “The waiting list figures published today show that for the

Minister Daly addresses the 2017 Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference – “Living with Uncertainty” – Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick

Minister Daly today (Wednesday) addressed the opening of the Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) in Limerick. The theme of the conference is Living with Uncertainty. This is the 47th annual conference of the PSI, which is the professional body for psychology in the Republic of Ireland. Established in 1970, the Society

Harris asks older people to #bewinterready and get the flu vaccine

Government today launched the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2017 -2018 Information Campaign, focusing on health preparedness for older people and emphasising the importance of the flu vaccine in this regard. Speaking at the launch, Minister Harris said “I am pleased to present the latest element of #bewinterready with the launch of this leaflet with advice for older

Minister Harris announces planned engagement on fees for Contracted Health Professionals

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today announced that in 2018 he will undertake a process of engagement with representative bodies of contracted health professionals, aimed at putting in place a new multi-annual approach to fees, commencing in 2019, in return for service improvement and contractual reform and in line with Government priorities for

Minister for Health welcomes the fall in cancer incidence and cancer mortality rates

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today (Tuesday) welcomed the publication of the National Cancer Registry’s Annual Report which provides details of cancer incidence, mortality and survival in Ireland for the period 1994-2015.  He acknowledged the work of the Registry and their contribution to the development of the National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026, which was launched

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