Publications

Healthy Ireland Survey 2016 Summary Findings

This report provides an overview of results from the second wave of the Healthy Ireland Survey, an annual interviewer administered face-to-face survey commissioned by the Department of Health. The survey data plays a number of roles, including supporting the Department in ongoing engagement and awareness-raising activities in the various policy areas and supporting better policy development. Healthy Ireland Survey 2016 – Summary of

Healthy Lifestyles – A Consulation with Children and Young People

This report outlines the views of children and young people on factors that help and hinder them in having a healthy lifestyle. This consultation process with children and young people formed part of the national consultation process with stakeholders for the National Obesity Policy. It was commissioned by the Department of Health and conducted by the Citizen

A Healthy Weight for Ireland: Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016 – 2025

This Obesity Policy and Action Plan is the result of the Government’s desire to assist its people to achieve better health and in particular to reduce the levels of overweight and obesity. It also acknowledges that the solutions are multiple and that every sector has a role in reducing the burden of this condition. A Healthy Weight for Ireland: Obesity

Proposed regulation of Counsellors and Psychotherapists under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005

Public Consultation – Submissions invited The Minister for Health, Mr Simon Harris TD, in accordance with section 4(2)(b) of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005, wishes to give  interested persons, organisations and other bodies an opportunity to make representations to him concerning the proposed designation under the Act of the professions of counsellor and psychotherapist.

Framework Agreement on the Supply and Pricing of Medicines

Medicines play a key role in improving the health of patients in Ireland. Securing timely access to medicines for patients at an affordable price, in particular innovative medicines offering enhanced health outcomes, is a key priority for Ireland. Securing the cost effective and economic provision of medicines to the health services in Ireland is vital

Joint Policy Statement by the Ministers for Health, Simon Harris TD and Michelle O’Neill, MLA, on the All-island Congenital Heart Disease Network

In March 2015 our respective Departments confirmed that they would establish an All-island Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Clinical Network from 1 April 2015. This followed the outcome of a public consultation in the North on the International Working Group’s (IWG) recommendations published by both Departments in October 2014. The Network is comprised of an All-island

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