Publications

Assessment of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

International Working Group Report on the Optimal All-Island Hospital Service for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The International Working Group (IWG) visited Belfast and Dublin from April 7- April 11, 2014.  The IWG consisted of Dr. John Mayer, Dr. Adrian Moran, Dr. John Sinclair,

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Implementation of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 – Guidance Document for Health Professionals

The guidance document has been developed to assist health professionals in operating the Act when providing care to pregnant women with life threatening conditions. This document has been prepared by the Department of Health in collaboration with a multidisciplinary committee of experts in medicine, nursing and midwifery, and law. The Committee included nominees from relevant

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Department of Health Annual Report for 2013

The Department of Health Annual Report for 2013 This report sets out the body of work undertaken by the Department of Health in 2013.  Download the report here

Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career Structure Final Report

Final report of the Strategic Review Working Group chaired by Professor Brian MacCraith (President, DCU) This final report focuses on issues relating to strategic medical workforce planning and career planning and mentoring supports for trainee doctors and makes recommendations. It also addresses specific issues in relation to the specialties of public health medicine, general practice

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National Rare Disease Plan for Ireland 2014-2018

This is a generic policy framework for rare diseases. Its scope is broad and it applies to all rare diseases, which can number up to 8,000 diseases affecting millions of EU citizens. This policy framework envisages a combined approach with our EU partners and Northern Ireland to diagnose and treat people with rare diseases. We

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Report of the Consultation for a National Rare Disease Plan for Ireland

This report presents findings from the National Consultation on Rare Disease overseen by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland on behalf of the Department of Health to inform the development of Ireland’s first National Rare Disease Plan. In 2009, the Council of the European Union recommended that all member countries develop a national plan

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Report on Symphysiotomy in Ireland 1944-1984 – Professor Oonagh Walsh

This Final Report is the culmination of a two-stage process aimed at fulfilling the request of the previous Minister for Health and Children (Mary Harney) in relation to the practice of symphysiotomy in Ireland. The first phase was an independent academic research report. The second phase involved consultation with relevant stakeholders to provide comment on

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Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Evidence Review

The current report reviews the scientific evidence on standardised or “plain” packaging, and the extent to which plain packaging regulations would help Ireland to achieve its tobacco control objectives.   Plain packaging is a form of marketing restriction that prohibits the use of logos, colours, brand images and promotional information on tobacco packaging. Under plain packaging

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Framework Agreement between the Minister for Health and the Irish Medical Organisation in respect of a process for engagement concerning the GMS/GP Contract

Minister of State with responsibility for Primary Care, Alex White TD, today (4 June 2014) concluded a series of meetings with the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) with the signing of the Framework Agreement between the Minister of Health, the HSE and the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) setting out a process for engagement concerning the GMS/GP

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National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) Annual Report 2013

This first Annual Report of the NCEC outlines the activity of NCEC and provides information on the development for the first time in Ireland processes for prioritisation and quality assurance of National Clinical Guidelines. The Annual Report sets the agenda for NCEC going forward in line with its terms of reference. Of note two National

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Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career Structures Report on Medical Career Structures and Pathways following completion of Specialist Training

The Minister for Health decided, in July 2013, to establish a Working Group, chaired by Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU, to carry out a strategic review of medical training and career structure. The Working Group will examine and make high-level recommendations relating to training and career pathways for doctors with a view to: Improving

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Department of Health and Children Consolidated Salary Scales – Clause 2.31 of the Haddington Road Agreement

CONSOLIDATED SALARY SCALES IN ACCORDANCE WITH CLAUSE 2.31 OF THE HADDINGTON ROAD AGREEMENT These scales must be read in conjunction with Department of Health Circular 3/2014 With reference to Clause 2.31 of the Haddington Road Agreement (HRA) which addresses the remuneration of new entrant grades who entered the Public Service on or after 1 January

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Call for Submissions: White Paper on Universal Health Insurance

The Department of Health has published a White Paper on Universal Health Insurance.  The White Paper sets out in detail the elements of the proposed Universal Health Insurance model for Ireland.  As such, it provides detail on the overall design of the model, the proposed system for deciding on the standard package of services and

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The Path to Universal Healthcare: White Paper on Universal Health Insurance

The Government is committed to ending the unfair, unequal and inefficient two-tier health system and to introducing a single-tier system, supported by universal health insurance The Government will achieve a single-tier system via a multi-payer model of universal health insurance (UHI), in line with the Programme for Government (PfG), involving competing private health insurers and

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National Drugs Strategy 2009 – 2016 – End of Year Progress Report for 2013

Drugs misuse continues to be one of the most significant challenges facing our country.   It is highly destructive and has devastating effects on individuals, relationships, families, communities and society in general. Implementation of the National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016, which sets out Government policy in dealing with the drugs problem, is being pursued across a range

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Composite Report (Health Service Reform Programme)

This Composite Report on the work of the Action Committees established for Phase I of the Health Reform Programme sets out a brief summary of the issues raised and conclusions reached during Phase I. It is intended as an input to the planning of subsequent phases and should not be regarded as binding in any

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Review of Measures to Reduce Costs in the Private Health Insurance Market 2013

This report was prepared independently by Mr McLoughlin with the insurers’ support, for consideration by the Minister for Health and the insurers.  All parties were very conscious of the importance of respecting competition law when dealing with issues such as prices and costs. The Phase 1 report contains 32 recommendations under 9 headings as follows:

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National Carers’ Strategy Annual Report 2013

The National Carers’ Strategy, which was published in 2012, sets the strategic direction for future policies, services and supports provided by Government Departments and agencies for carers. It is a Cross-Departmental Strategy that sets out; guiding principles, goals and objectives addressing priority areas (income support, health, information, respite, housing, transport, training, employment, children and young

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HSE Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise Perinatal Deaths (2006-date)

The Minister for Health requested the Chief Medical Officer to prepare a Report for him on issues that arose following a Primetime Investigates programme relating to Portlaoise Hospital Maternity Services (PHMS) on 30th January 2014. This Report provides a preliminary assessment of PHMS focusing on perinatal deaths (2006-date) and related matters. Through a series of

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Health Care Quality Indicators in the Irish Health System

Public reporting of quality indicators promotes the principle of a transparent and accountable health care system that encourages a continuing focus on improving the quality of care it provides. This works brings us a step further in enhancing the quality and safety of our system. It is important that this report is not relied upon

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Annual Report 2012

The Department of Health Annual Report for 2012 This report sets out the body of work undertaken by the Department of Health in 2012. Click here to download PDF 334KB

eHealth Strategy for Ireland

The purpose of the strategy is to provide an outline of eHealth and demonstrate how the individual citizen, the Irish healthcare delivery systems – both public and private – and the economy as a whole will benefit from eHealth. Click here to download  PDF 3MB

Value for Money and Policy Review of Disability Services in Ireland – National Implementation Framework

The National Implementation Framework describes how the recommendations from the Value for Money (VFM) and Policy Review of the Disability Services Programme will be translated into concrete actions. It assigns responsibilities for those actions, and specifies timelines for their completion. It also identifies priorities and key performance indicators. The Framework describes how these reforms can

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Tobacco Free Ireland

The high levels of smoking in Ireland require a more concerted effort to support the continued development of a tobacco free society where people can live longer and healthier lives free from the detrimental effects of tobacco. The direction given in this policy report seeks to de-normalise tobacco within Irish society, reduce initiation rates, assist

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The HBSC Ireland Trends Report 1998 – 2010

Click here to download The HBSC Ireland Trends Report 1998 – 2010 PDF 958KB 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 2010 there were 43 participating countries and regions collecting data on the health behaviours, health

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Suboxone Feasibility Study

Click here to download Evaluation of Suboxone Feasibility Study in Ireland – Create Consultancy Ltd. – April 2011 PDF 870KB Click here to download Recommendations of the Expert Group on the Regulatory Framework for products containing buprenorphine/naloxone and buprenorphine-only for the treatment of opioid dependence in Ireland – August 2011 PDF 56KB An Expert Group

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Report of the Pandemic Review Group

This Report gives an overview of the response to Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and will inform Pandemic Planning into the future. Click here to download PDF 262KB

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill

An Act to protect human life during pregnancy; to make provision for reviews at the instigation of a pregnant woman of certain medical opinions given in respect of pregnancy; to provide for an offence of intentional destruction of unborn human life; to amend the Health Act 2007; to repeal sections 58 and 59 of the

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Proposed Sugar Sweetened Drinks Tax: Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

  Click here to download Background to the Health Impact Assessment on Sugar Sweetened Drink PDF 49KB Click here to download Proposed Sugar Sweetened Drinks Tax: Health Impact Assessment (HIA) PDF 9.22MB Click here to download Proposed Sugar Sweetened Drinks Tax: Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Technical Report PDF 19.2MB

National Strategy on Dementia Summary of Consultation Process

Click here to download PDF 271KB The Programme for Government gives a commitment to develop a National Strategy on Dementia by 2013 which will increase awareness, ensure early diagnosis and intervention, and enhance community based services for people living with this condition. During 2012, following the completion of the Research Review in preparation for the

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National Positive Ageing Strategy

Click here to download PDF 2.49MB The Programme for Government committed to completing and implementing the National Positive Ageing Strategy so that older people are recognised, supported and enabled to live independent full lives. This Strategy, which was published in April 2013, is a new departure in policy making for older people given its focus

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National Paediatric Hospital Development Board – Design Team Procurement

Click here to download PDF 5.52MB The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board invited interested parties to a presentation introducing the Design Team Tendering Process on Monday 25 November. The presentation sets out the indicative details relating to the new children’s hospital which is planned for the St James campus

Healthy Ireland – A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013 – 2025

Click here to download PDF 4.72MB Healthy Ireland is a new national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of our country over the coming generation. Based on international evidence, it outlines a new commitment to public health with a considerable emphasis on prevention, while at the same time advocating for stronger health

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Health Sector Children First Strategic Implementation Plan

Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2011) (referred to as Children First hereafter), is intended to assist people in identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect and deal effectively with concerns. It emphasises that the needs of children and families must be at the centre of child protection and welfare

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Health In Ireland: Key Trends 2013

Health in Ireland, Key Trends 2013 provides summary statistics on health and health care over the past ten years. It also highlights selected trends and topics of growing concern and includes new data which has become available during the course of the year. An important objective is to assess ourselves and our progress in the

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General Scheme of the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill

The purposes of this Act are to : (a) reduce the appeal of tobacco and tobacco products, (b) increase the effectiveness of health warnings on tobacco products, and (c)reduce the ability of the packaging of tobacco and tobacco products to mislead consumers about the harmful effects of smoking in the public interest,by providing for the

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Money Follows the Patient – Policy Paper on Hospital Financing

These proposals represent an important first step in the process to transform the healthcare funding system so that it is truly patient-centred, value-focused and, thus, supportive of wider health sector objectives. The proposals focus on public treatment in public hospitals. However, they will be complemented by further policy development on a new charging regime for

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National Carers’ Strategy Annual Report 2013

The National Carers’ Strategy: Recognised, Supported, Empowered First Annual Progress Report September 2012 – September 2013 The National Carers’ Strategy, which was published in 2012, sets the strategic direction for future policies, services and supports provided by Government Departments and agencies for carers. It is a Cross-Departmental Strategy that sets out; guiding principles, goals and objectives

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Review of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme – Summary of Submissions

  When the Nursing Homes Support Scheme, A Fair Deal, was introduced in October 2009, a commitment was made that it would be reviewed after three years. The reason for allowing this period to elapse was to ensure that the Scheme had bedded in and that established and validated trends and statistics would be available

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Drug use in Ireland and Northern Ireland, Bulletin 2

This bulletin presents key findings at a local level from the third drug prevalence survey of households in both Ireland and Northern Ireland. The bulletin presents results relating to drug prevalence on a lifetime, last year (recent) and last month (current) basis for illegal and other drugs including alcohol and tobacco for each Regional Drug

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Your Guide to Healthy Eating Using the Food Pyramid

Do you want to feel good and have more energy? Do you want to maintain a healthy weight and help reduce your risk of becoming ill from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and other chronic diseases? Eating healthy food and being physically active are two of the most important

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Value for Money and Policy Review of Disability Services in Ireland

This Review is an evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of the HSE-funded statutory and non-statutory disability services in Ireland. It was conducted by the Department of Health and the HSE under the auspices of the Government’s programme of Value for Money Reviews for 2009-2011. It makes a range of recommendations about how these services

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Minority report by the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland

The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) is the umbrella organisation for drinks industry manufacturers and suppliers. ABFI works to promote and support an environment that encourages the sustainable and responsible development of the alcohol beverage manufacturing sector in Ireland. The Irish drinks industry is a major national industry providing over 60,000 direct and indirect

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Minority Report by Mature Enjoyment of Alcohol in Society Limited

MEAS (Mature Enjoyment of Alcohol in Society Limited) is an alcohol social responsibility organisation committed to tackling the problems of alcohol abuse and misuse. A registered charity, MEAS works in partnership with Government, with other appropriate bodies, including An Garda Siochana, the Road Safety Authority and local authorities and with the alcohol industry to promote

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The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study 2010

  This report presents data from the HBSC Ireland 2010, the Irish Health Behaviour in Schoolaged Children survey. The 2010 HBSC survey is the fourth time that data of this kind have been collected from young people across the Republic of Ireland; previous surveys were conducted in 2006, 2002 and 1998 (www.nuigalway.ie/hbsc).   Click here

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Supplementary Report of the HIA to the Minister for Health, in accordance with Section 7E(1)(b) of the Health Insurance Acts, 1994-2009 (Redacted Version)

The purpose of this Supplementary Report is to advise on how the budgetary measures impact on the conclusions in relation to tax credits and stamp duty included in the Authority’s November 2011 Report. in doing so, we will assess the direct impacts and we will discuss some scenarios. However, the Authority’s advice in this area

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Steering Group Report on a National Substance Misuse Strategy February 2012

Alcohol plays a complex role in Irish society. It is associated with many aspects of Irish social and cultural life and is generally consumed for enjoyment, relaxation and sociability. The pub often plays an important role in community life and is an attraction for tourists. More broadly, alcohol plays a signifi cant role in the

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Review of Current Policy for the Retention of Newborn Screening Cards

Dr James Reilly, Minister for Health requested the Health Service Executive to review the policy regarding the retention and disposal of Newborn Screening Cards (NSCs). The NSCs are an integral component of the National Newborn Bloodspot Screening Programme (NNBSP). The Minister had received representations concerning the archived NSCs stored by the National Newborn Bloodspot Screening

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Report of the Review of Undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery Degree Programmes

Ireland has a strong reputation for delivering excellence in nursing and midwifery education and for providing highly qualified, competent and motivated nurses and midwives. Over the last ten years the educational system has undergone significant change, particularly with the move of undergraduate nursing and midwifery education into the universities and higher education sector. Click here

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Report of the Expert Group on the Judgment in A, B and C V Ireland

In December 2009 the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) heard a case brought by three women in respect of the alleged breach of their rights under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the Convention) in regard to abortion in Ireland (the A, B and C v Ireland case).

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Public Service Agreement 2010-2014 – Health Sector Action Plan 2012

This revised Action Plan is designed to support the delivery of the HSE’s 2012 National Service Plan by facilitating the fast-tracking of measures required to deliver essential health and personal social services across the country within the context of further reductions in funding and staff numbers. The implementation of the National Service Plan, approved by

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Public Service Agreement – Revised Health Sector Action Plan- December 2012

The health service has been at the forefront in delivering significant change under the PSA. The substantial contribution already made by health service staff, especially during the period of concentrated retirements up to February 2012, is acknowledged and much appreciated by management. These changes are being achieved in what is a complex working environment with

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National Carers’ Strategy

A key objective of Government policy for older people, children and adults with an illness or a disability is to support them to live in dignity and independence in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. Carers are vital to the achievement of this objective and are considered a backbone of care

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Long Stay Activity Report for 2011

This report presents data collected through a survey of long-stay units in 2011. The aim of the survey is to provide statistics on the number of beds available for long-term care, how the beds are used and the types of patients who occupy these beds. In order to present the data this report has been

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Health In Ireland: Key Trends 2012

Health in Ireland, Key Trends 2012 provides summary statistics on health and health care over the past decade. It also aims to highlight selected trends and topics of growing concern and to include new data where it becomes available.   Click here to download PDF 2.7mb

Future Dementia Care in Ireland: Sharing the Evidence to Mobilise Action

A major challenge facing societies across the world today is population ageing. The fact that people are living longer and the notable improvements in the overall quality of life and well-being of older people today needs to be celebrated. However, population ageing will inevitably result in an increase in disability and a very significant increase

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Final Report of the National Narcolepsy Study Steering Committee

In August 2010 the Swedish pharmacovigilance authority reported that it was investigating six cases of narcolepsy reported by health care professionals as a possible adverse event following the use of Pandemrix vaccine, used during the H1N1 2009 pandemic. This was followed shortly by reports from the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) noting

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Directive 2010/53/EU OF THE EU Parliament on standards of quality and safety of human organs intended for transplantation

Over the past 50 years organ transplantation has become an established worldwide practice, bringing immense benefits to hundreds of thousands of patients. The use of human organs (hereinafter ‘organs’) for transplantation has steadily increased during the last two decades. Organ transplantation is now the most cost-effective treatment for end-stage renal failure, while for end-stage failure

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Department of Health Statement of Strategy 2011-2014

The Programme for Government sets out an agenda of fundamental change for our health services. The Department of Health must lead the implementation of Government policy and, in the course of the coming years, must also remodel itself to meet the challenges inherent in these radical changes. This Statement of Strategy outlines the high-level aims

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Report of the Review Group on the National Children’s Hospital

The Review Group, led by Chairman Dr Frank Dolphin was appointed in March 2012 to advise the Minister for Health on the options for a new children’s hospital, following the refusal by An Bord Pleanála to give planning permission for the proposed National Children’s Hospital at a site on Eccles Street. Read the Report (PDF,

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Creating Excellence in Dementia Care: A Research Review for Ireland’s National Dementia Strategy

Dementia is a progressive condition that largely affects older people, impacting on their memory, language, ability to communicate, mood and personality. The course of the illness may be gradual and sometimes subtle, as is classically the case in Alzheimer’s disease. While dementia is a medical condition, recent insights from the psychosocial, sociopolitical and public health

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Annual Report 2011

Undoubtedly, 2011 was a year of significant change in the health services. The general election brought a new Government and a new direction and policies in healthcare with a commitment to introduce Universal Health Insurance. The health system is being reformed so as to guarantee equal access to healthcare for all, achieved through a single-tier

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Annual Output Statement 2012 For Health Group of Votes – 38 and 39

The overall aim of this Vote Group is to provide health and personal social services to improve the health and well being of the people of Ireland in a manner that promotes better health for everyone, fair access, responsive and appropriate care delivery and high performance. The money voted goes to the Department of Health

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Action Report A, B, and C v. Ireland- Application no 25579/2005

Three applicants, A,B and C, all of whom had crisis pregnancies, brought proceedings against Ireland before the European Court of Human Rights claiming violations of Articles 2, 3, 8, 14 and 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights. 1.In its judgment delivered on 16 December 2010 the Grand Chamber determined that there had been

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Action Plan A, B, and C v. Ireland

As required, Ireland submitted an Action Plan to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 30th November on the implementation of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the A, B and C v Ireland case. The Action Plan can be downloaded at this link: Click here to download

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2012 Progress Report of the National Drugs Strategy 2009 – 2016

  The National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016 is to tackle the harm caused to individuals, families and communities by problem drug use and alcohol use through the five pillars of supply reduction, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and research. The progress achieved across the 63 Actions of the National Drugs Strategy by Government Departments and Agencies is reported

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Long-Stay Activity Statistics 2012

This report presents data collected through a survey of long-stay units in 2012. The aim of the survey is to provide statistics on the number of beds available for long-term care, how the beds are used and the types of patients who occupy these beds. In order to present the data this report has been

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Time to Move On from Congregated Settings: A Strategy for Community Inclusion

I am pleased to present the Report of the Working Group on Congregated Settings, which is the outcome and culmination of a very significant piece of data capture, research and analysis. The Report was initiated by the Primary, Community and Community Care Directorate in 2007 to develop a national plan and associated change programme for

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Briefings for Minister Reilly and Fitzgerald as released for FOI

FOI decision for each document as per schedule Ireland has made very significant strides in relation to the health of its people in recent decades. People now live longer and with a greater quality of life than ever before. We have seen improvements in standards of living, education, health behaviours, access to and quality of

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Towards a Restraint Free Environment in Nursing Homes

Equality, fairness, respect, dignity, autonomy and participation are core values that underpin human rights. In residential care settings for older people we require that human rights are positively incorporated into the reality of people’s lives. In 2009 the National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People were approved. At the heart of these

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Report of Disability Policy Review

Click here to download PDF 1.67MB In order to inform the work of the Value for Money (VFM) Review of Disability Services, an Expert Reference Group was established comprising representatives from the DoH and HSE, disability agencies and representative groups. The Group conducted an extensive policy review and its Report is here. In essence, it

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National Paediatric Hospital Independent Review

Click here to download Overview of the Report PDF 403KB Click here to download National Paediatric Hospital Independent Review: Financial Analysis PDF 4.95MB Click here to download National Paediatric Hospital Independent Review: Financial Analysis Vol II: Appendices PDF 16.12MB Click here to download National Paediatric Hospital Independent Review: Clinical Analysis PDF 415KB Click here to

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Value for Money and Policy Review of the Economic Cost and Charges Associated with Private and Semi-Private Treatment Services in Public Hospitals – Final Report

This Value for Money and Policy Review (VFM&PR) of the Economic Cost and Charges Associated with Private and Semi-Private Treatment Services in Public Hospitals was initiated by the Department of Health and Children in June 2009 and was conducted under the auspices of the Government’s Value for Money & Policy Review Initiative 2009-2011. The Review

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Value for Money and Policy Review of the Economic Cost and Charges Associated with Private and Semi-Private Treatment Services in Public Hospitals – Interim Report

This report sets out a revised costing methodology and an estimate of the gap which currently exists between private and semi-private bed charges and the average economic cost. While the Steering Group considers the costing methodology proposed as an improvement on the approach taken in previous years and a good overall approximation of the difference

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Value for Money & Policy Review: Allocation & Utilisation of Funding in Acute Services in the Southern Hospitals Group in 2006 – Final Report

This report is a Value for Money (VFM) evaluation, conducted by the National Hospitals Office (NHO) of the Health Service Executive (HSE) on the allocation and utilisation of funding for expenditure in the Southern Hospitals Group (SHG) in 2006. The SHG consists of nine hospitals in the HSE South region. The 2006 expenditure for the

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State of the Nation’s Children – Ireland 2010

This is Ireland’s third biennial State of the Nation’s Children report. These reports,which provide the most up-to-date data on all indicators in the National Set of Child Well-Being Indicators, aim to: – chart the well-being of children in Ireland; – track changes over time; – benchmark progress in Ireland relative to other countries; – highlight

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Report to the Minister for Health and Children on Risk Equalisation in the Irish Private Health Insurance Market

Provision for risk equalisation was first made in the Health Insurance Act, 1994, section 12 of which empowered the Minister to prescribe a scheme for risk equalisation. A Risk Equalsiation Scheme was introduced in 2003. In December 2005, the Minister decided, on the Authority’s recommendation, which referred to risks now materialising, to commence risk equalisation

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Report to Secretary General on: Travel associated with Management – Union Partnership Activities, and in which Department officials participated, and Funding for Management -Union Partnership activities other than SKILL

Download this document as a PDF 58KB Also… Subsistence Allowances PDF 1.19MB Extracts from the Health Service National Partnership Forum’s Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2000 PDF 338KB Foreign Travel claims relating to Skills & Partnership PDF 13KB Details of Funding Provided to Nursing Unions from 12/6/2000 – 5/11/2004 PDF 360KB Partnership

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Report of the Working Group on Sports Sponsorship by the Alcohol Industry

A Working Group was established by the Department of Health and Children to give effect to the Government Decision. The Terms of Reference for the Group were as follows: (a) To facilitate engagement among stakeholders, including representatives of the main sporting organisations in Ireland and representatives from the Irish alcohol industry, to record their views

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Report of the State Claims Agency on Compensation for Thalidomide Survivors

The State Claims Agency has been requested by the Minister for Health and Children to assess the Irish Thalidomide Association’s request for additional compensation for survivors of Thalidomide against the backdrop of Irish and international provisions for survivors of Thalidomide and in the context of Irish case law and precedent and to advise the Minister

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Proposed Model for Reference Pricing and Generic Substitution

Demographic changes over the next decade will have a significant impact on the demand for and the delivery of health care in Ireland. Pharmaceutical expenditure accounts for a large proportion of overall health care expenditure. In 2008 the Health Service Executive paid for approximately 65 million prescription items at a cost of over €1.9 billion.

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Palliative Care For Children With Life-Limiting Conditions In Ireland- A National Policy

Having regards to – a) The best interests of children with life-limiting conditions and their families. b) Relevant national and international research, analysis and standards. c) The Report of the National Advisory Committee on Palliative Care (Department of Health and Children, 2001). d) The paediatric palliative care needs assessment ( Department of Health and Children,

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Healthcare Waste Packaging Guidelines 2010

Click here to download PDF 420KB This document replaces the publication entitled Segregation Packaging and Storage Guidelines for Healthcare Risk Waste – 3rd edition, published in 2004. Click here to download PDF 351KB

All-Ireland Traveller Health Study

Summary of Findings (PDF 9.4mb) Alongside the executive summary above, this report is further broken into 3 technical reports and an appendix, which are available below. Because of their size, Technical Reports 2 and 3 are available in low-resolution format and are also broken into 4-part higher resolution versions. Technical Report 1 Technical Report 1

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Women & Substance Misuse: Drug Misuse & Women’s Health in Ireland

Women have played an important role in highlighting the issues around the misuse of illegal drugs in this country. During the 1990s in Dublin’s disadvantaged inner city areas women organised direct action campaigns and anti-drug marches, which prompted government action to tackle the drugs problem (Murphy-Lawless, 2002). Although women were the ones to take action

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Women & Substance Misuse: Alcohol & Women’s Health in Ireland

Ireland has always been stereotypically portrayed as a nation of heavy drinkers, and it is true that alcohol plays a central role in Irish culture. Alcohol is generally an integral part of Irish leisure activities and life events, with the pub acting as a hub of social life. It is perhaps unsurprising to learn, therefore,

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Women & Substance Misuse in Ireland: An Overview

The WHC Strategic Plan for 2007-2009 identified the area of ‘Young Women and Alcohol’ as a topic for further investigation by the Council. The aim in the Strategic Plan was “to research the role of alcohol in the life of young women and its effect on their physical and mental health”. After an initial examination

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Value for Money Report – The Efficiency and Effectiveness of Long-Stay Residential Care for Adults within the Mental Health Services

Executive Summary and Contents PDF 164kb Chapters 1 and 2 – Introduction and Service Objectives PDF 504kb Chapter 3 plus annexes – Service Effectiveness and Efficiency PDF 3.7mb Chapter 4 – Service Resources PDF 2.4mb Chapters 5, 6 and 7 – Future Funding and Alternative Approaches, Key Performance Indicators, Conclusions and Recommendations PDF 2.4mb Appendices

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Infertility and Its Treatments: A Review of Psycho-social Issues

Infertility is a medical and social condition that can cause considerable social, emotional and psychological distress. It is estimated to affect one in six couples in Ireland (CAHR, 2005); however, it is still a topic that is not widely discussed or for which help is easily accessible.This report aims to provide an overview of the

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Gender-based Violence: a resource document for services and organisations working with and for minority ethnic women

The aim of this document is to give information,guidance and relevant contact details regarding gender-based violence (GBV) for services and organisations which are accessed by minority ethnic women and may be approached for support regarding GBV 1.This could include organisations workings with and for minority ethnic communities, women’s support groups and social service providers, such

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