National Youth Mental Health Task Force Report 2017

The National Youth Mental Health Task Force was established in response to an undertaking in the Programme for Partnership Government to provide national leadership in the field of youth mental health and to enhance how the public, private, voluntary and community sectors work together to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people. The

Report to the Minister for Health on an Evaluation and Analysis of Returns for 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 including advice on Risk Equalisation Credits (Redacted)

The Minister for Health requested that the Health Insurance Authority provide a Report to the Minister under Section 7E of the Health Insurance Act 1994. The Report includes: An evaluation and analysis of Returns for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, Such matters concerning the carrying on of health insurance business that

Department of Health Annual Report 2016

This annual report for the Department of Health 2016 outlines achievements and areas where significant progress was made in 2016 against our strategic objectives.

2016 Annual Report on the Tobacco Free Ireland Action Plan.

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%)

All-Island Civic Dialogue on ‘Brexit – Implications for Cross-border Health Co-operation’ Summary Report

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, convened a sectoral dialogue in Dundalk on 8 September 2017 to discuss the implications of Brexit for cross- border health co-operation. The sectoral dialogue meeting was well attended with over 80 participants from North and South. Participants included representatives from health service delivery agencies, service commissioners, business associations, patient

Be Winter-Ready

Be Prepared, Stay Safe and know where to find help should you need it   Remember that everyday tasks which we take for granted become more difficult or even hazardous in severe weather, yet by taking some simple steps you can reduce the impact of such events.     For more information visit HEALTH ADVICE

NTPF Special Audit of Hospital Waiting Lists 2017

Background An audit of hospital waiting lists was undertaken by the National Treatment Purchasing Fund (NTPF), following an RTÉ Investigates programme entitled ‘Living on the List’ which was aired in February 2017. The purpose was to audit the practices of the hospitals highlighted in the programme, with the aim of enabling hospitals to improve their

Research Programme in Healthcare Reform

The Department of Health funds the Research Programme in Healthcare Reform with the ESRI. The Programme is a multi-annual research programme to undertake research in health economics and policy which contributes to the evidence base needed for the reform and development of healthcare policy in Ireland. The Research Programme seeks to use economic analysis to

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