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

Ireland’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2017-2020

Ireland’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2017-2020 ( iNAP) recognises the urgent and growing problem of antimicrobial resistance for human health worldwide. It aims to implement policies and actions to prevent, monitor and combat AMR across the health, agricultural and environmental sectors. Reducing the inappropriate use of antimicrobial medicines, as well as preventing the transmission of infections and

Healthy Ireland Survey 2017

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

General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017

The General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017 was approved by the Government on 3rd of October 2017. The purpose of the Bill is to provide for the regulation of a range of practices, including: gamete (sperm or egg) and embryo donation for assisted human reproduction (AHR) and research; surrogacy; pre-implantation genetic diagnosis

Nutrition Standards for School Meals

These Nutrition Standards for School Meals are being published under the auspices of Healthy Ireland, the national Framework which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Ireland. Healthy Ireland takes a ‘whole of Government’ and a ‘whole of society’ approach to addressing the determinants of health, including education, and to supporting

The General Scheme of the Children’s Health Bill 2017

The Government agreed in 2006 to the creation of a single national tertiary paediatric hospital, into which the services of the three existing children’s hospitals would come together. Paediatric acute services are currently provided by three hospitals in Dublin – Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, and the National Children’s Hospital

Relocation of the European Medicines Agency to Dublin

The European Medicines Agency plays a vital role in the protection of the health of over 500 million European citizens through the scientific evaluation and safety monitoring of human and veterinary medicines. The Irish Government believes that relocating the EMA to Dublin is the best choice for Europe.

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