Press Releases

National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services – Steering Group Meeting

The Steering Group for the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services met on Monday 26th March. During the meeting, the Steering Group finalised their interpretation of the scope of the Review, and agreed that a comprehensive review of all aspects of specialist cardiology services was required to make appropriate recommendations for the organisation of those

Public consultation launched on the role of voluntary organisations in publicly funded health and personal social services

On behalf of the Independent Review Group established to examine the role of voluntary organisations in publicly funded health and personal social services, the Department of Health has launched a public consultation today (26th March). Responses to the consultation will help the Independent Review Group to examine how the relationship between the State and voluntary

Minister Harris welcomes the appointment of new Chief Information Officer for the HSE

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today (Friday) welcomed the appointment of Professor Martin Curley as the new Chief Information Officer for the Health Service Executive. Professor Curley was appointed following an open recruitment campaign conducted by the Public Appointments Service. This is a key appointment in the context of developing our eHealth infrastructure and

Regulation of the professions of counsellor and psychotherapist moves a step closer

Minister Harris welcomes the approval by the Oireachtas of the Regulations designating the professions of counsellor and psychotherapist for regulation under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005   Minister for Health Simon Harris today (21 March) welcomed the fact that the regulation of the professions of counsellor and psychotherapist has moved a step

Minister McGrath welcomes World Down Syndrome Day on Wednesday 21st March 2018

The Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, is pleased to recognise Wednesday 21st March as World Down Syndrome Day. World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day which has been celebrated all over the world since 2006. Minister Mc Grath welcomed World Down Syndrome Day, which aims to create

Statement by Simon Harris, Minister for Health, on the GP Contract

Minister for Health Simon Harris today (16 March) reaffirmed his commitment to early engagement with general practitioner representatives on the reform of the GP contract. “I want to acknowledge the important role that GPs play in our health service, and to emphasise the Government’s commitment to ensuring sustainable GP services into the future, meeting the

National Public Health Emergency Team holds 14th meeting

The National Public Health Emergency Team on Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) held their 14th meeting yesterday, 15th March 2018. The focus of discussion at the meeting was governance arrangements at an operational level in the HSE to target CPE.  The group also discussed the second monthly HPSC CPE Surveillance Report published on March 8th, available here

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