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Minister Harris announces ‘pivotal step’ on Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme – Prescribers, Patients and Pharmacists to draw up guidance for the safe use of cannabis-based treatments for qualifying patients

Following the Minister for Health’s publication of the Health Products Regulatory Authority’s (HPRA) report ‘Cannabis for Medical Use – A Scientific Review’ on 10 February and his announcement that he will establish a Cannabis Access Programme for cannabis-based treatments for qualifying patients, Minister Simon Harris today announces a pivotal step in the progress towards operationalising

Standardised Packaging of Tobacco to be signed into law, to come into force in September

Part of efforts to have Ireland tobacco free by 2025 Minister for Health, Simon Harris and Minister of State, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy today announced that the legislation for the standardised packaging of tobacco is to come into force in September 2017. This follows the signing of the commencement order today by Minister Corcoran Kennedy for

Minister Harris launches Organ Donor Awareness Week

Minister moving ahead with consultation and legislation on opt out The Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today launched Organ Donor Awareness Week and thanked the Irish Kidney Association for their incredible work over many years to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation. Minister Harris said: “The reality of organ donation and transplantation

Minister Harris launches Public Consultation on new policies to enhance nursing and midwifery roles and career pathways

The Minister for Health, Mr Simon Harris, TD and the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Dr Siobhan O’Halloran, have today launched the public consultation process on the following two nursing and midwifery draft policies: Developing a Policy for Graduate, Specialist and Advanced Nursing & Midwifery Practice Development of a Community Nursing and Midwifery Response to an

Minister McGrath opens Praxis Care Day Service in Clongriffin, North Dublin

The Minister of State for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, today opened the Praxis Care Day Service in Clongriffin, North Dublin. The Service will help people with special needs to transition from school to adult day services. Minister McGrath said that the Day Service will play a vital role for service users and parents as they

Home Economics has a key role to play in helping young people live sustainable and healthy lives – Minister Corcoran Kennedy

The Minister of State for Health Promotion opens major Home Economics conference – Sustainable and Healthy Lifestyles: Policy, Pedagogy and Practice The Minister of State for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, TD, today (Friday 24th March 2017) opened a major international conference on Home Economics (Sustainable and Healthy Lifestyles: Policy, Pedagogy and Practice). The Minister

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