Publications

Department of Health Consolidated Salary Scales w.e.f. 1/4/2017 in accordance with FEMPI 2015 and the Public Service Stability Agreements 2013 – 2018, (The Lansdowne Road Agreement) and Pay Scales for health sector employees returning from abroad

Department of Health Consolidated Salary Scales w.e.f. 1/4/2017 in accordance with FEMPI 2015 and the Public Service Stability Agreements 2013 – 2018, (The Lansdowne Road Agreement) These scales must be read in conjunction with Department of Health Circular 6/2017.     Pay Scales for health sector employees returning from abroad Appointment to the appropriate point

Tobacco Free Ireland Annual Report 2015

Tobacco Free Ireland, the report of the Tobacco Policy Review Group, was endorsed by Government, and published in October 2013. It builds on existing tobacco control policies and legislation already in place in this country, and sets a target for Ireland to be tobacco free (i.e. with a smoking prevalence rate of less than 5%)

Health Research Board Report – Assisted reproductive technologies: International approaches to public funding mechanisms and criteria. An evidence review

Officials in the Department of Health are currently drafting the General Scheme of legislative provisions for assisted human reproduction (AHR). In the context of drafting this comprehensive piece of legislation, the question of public funding has arisen. In order to assist in determining how public funding for fertility treatment might potentially be provided in Ireland,

Interim Report on National Rare Disease Plan for Ireland 2014-2018

This is a summary/detailed Interim Report on the implementation of the National Rare Disease Plan published in 2014 by the Department. It provides an update on progress with the implementation of each of the 48 recommendations in the National Plan. These recommendations cover a number of areas pertinent to rare diseases including information & research;

Report on the Newborn Screening Card Archive Forum

The Department of Health hosted the Newborn Screening Card Archive Forum on 27 October 2016, with the aim of providing participants from a broad range of areas with the opportunity to engage in deliberative dialogue with international experts regarding the current and future retention and secondary uses of the Newborn Screening Card Archive. The retention

Health in Ireland Key Trends 2016

 This is the ninth edition of this easy-to-use reference guide to significant trends in health and health care over the  past decade, including population and health status, as well as trends in service provision. This year, new tables,  maps and graphs have been included on some specific topics or where new data has been made

Statement of Strategy 2016-2019

This is the Statement of Strategy for the Department of Health for the period 2016-2019. It sets out our mission, our values, and our role and main functions. It describes the current environment in which health and social services are to be delivered and identifies a number of underlying themes that will inform our work

Lourdes Hospital Payment Scheme Final Report 2016

In November 2013, the then Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD, announced that approximately 35 women who had undergone bilateral oophorectomy procedures and who had been excluded, on age grounds alone, from the original Lourdes Hospital Redress Scheme in 2007, would be provided with ex gratia awards, subject to the appropriate proofs required under

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