Our Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Ireland: by keeping people healthy; providing the healthcare people need; delivering high quality services and getting best value from health system resources.
Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today (Friday) noted the findings of the National Treatment Purchase Fund Special Audit Programme 2018, which have been published on the Department’s website. Under the NTPF Audit Programme 2018, nine hospitals were audited over the period January-November 2018. The NTPF audits provided limited assurance that hospital waiting lists
The NTPF audit function plays a key role in providing independent objective assurance that the quality and accuracy of the hospital waiting lists data returned by hospitals are in line with national waiting list management protocols. The national protocols are intended to ensure there is a consistent and standardised approach to the management and scheduling
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As part of a whole-of-Government response to Brexit, Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has outlined a comprehensive and coordinated set of preparations to ensure the continuity of health services and supply of medical products in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
This work involves the Department of Health, the HSE, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and other agencies engaging in intensive Brexit preparedness and contingency planning.