Publications

Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery 2017 – 2025

Ireland’s “Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery” strategy sets out the Government’s response to addressing the harm caused by substance misuse in our society over the next eight years.  It identifies a set of key actions to be delivered between 2017 and 2020, and provides an opportunity for the development of further actions from 2021 to 2024

Evidence Review to Inform the Parameters for a Refresh of A Vision for Change

This report presents the results of an evidence review to inform the parameters of the planned refresh of mental health policy in Ireland ten years after the publication of the existing policy framework set out in A Vision for Change (AVFC). Evidence Review to Inform the Parameters for a Refresh of A Vision for Change

National Cancer Strategy 2017 -2026

This National Cancer Strategy 2017 -2026 aims to meet the needs of cancer patients in Ireland for the next decade. Rapid advances have been made in cancer diagnostics and treatments. The objective is to ensure that cancer services respond to both the challenges and the opportunities for future development so that care is of a uniformly

A Performance Measurement Framework for Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

The Performance Measurement Framework for Drug and Alcohol Task Forces was developed by Trutz Haase Economic Consultants on behalf of the Department of Health. The aim of the report is to develop a longitudinal performance measurement framework which will enable the Department of Health to measure the effectiveness of interventions to respond to the drug

National Healthcare Quality Reporting System – Annual Report 2017

This is the third annual report of the National Healthcare Quality Reporting System (NHQRS). This report makes publicly available information on the quality and safety of healthcare across the Irish health system. Its focus is on a balanced set of healthcare data that gives an overview of how our health service is performing compared to international health

Framework for National Performance Indicators for Nursing & Midwifery

The purpose of this Framework is to set out the policy context for the use of nursing and midwifery performance indicators (PIs) to demonstrate the relationship between inputs and outcomes/impact; provide guidance on PIs including clarifying the relationship between Structure, Process and Outcome PIs; and ensure that there is a standardised approach to their development, prioritisation, endorsement

Trends in Public/Private Patient Activity in Public Acute Hospitals

This paper has been prepared by the Department of Health to review the trends in activity in public hospitals since the reforms introduced under the Health (Amendment) Act 2013 commenced. The paper primarily analyses information at national level on acute public hospital patient discharges between 2012 and 2016 on a public/private patient basis. Trends in Public/Private Patient Activity

Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career Structure: Fifth Progress Report

This is the fifth progress report to be submitted to the Minister for Health and covers the period August 2016 – January 2017. Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career Structure: Fifth Progress Report – August 2016 – January 2017 Further information on the Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career Structures

Trends in Health Behaviours, Health Outcomes and Contextual Factors between 1998-2014: findings from the Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study

The HBSC is a cross-sectional study conducted in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe. It runs every 4 years and in 2014 there were 42 participating countries and regions collecting data on the health behaviours, health outcomes and contexts of children’s lives. Trends in Health Behaviours, Health Outcomes and Contextual

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