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Expert Group on Resource Allocation and Financing in the Health Sector

Submissons Sought

The Expert Group on Resource Allocation and Financing in the Health Sector was established by the Minister for Health and Children, Ms. Mary Harney TD, in April 2009 to examine how the existing system of resource allocation within the Irish public health service can be improved to support better the aims of the health reform programme. The Expert Group will report in April 2010.

The Minister has asked the Expert Group:

  • to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the current resource allocation arrangements for health and personal social services;
  • to recommend appropriate changes in these arrangements, which would support and incentivise the achievement of the core objectives of the health reform programme;
  • in the light of its examination, to consider whether changes in the existing arrangements for financing public health services may be required for improved resource allocation and, if so, to make whatever recommendations it considers appropriate in this regard;
  • to base its examination and recommendations on the existing quantum of public funding for health.

The Expert Group seeks the views of the public and relevant interested groups/parties on the issues within its remit. Submissions should focus on suggestions for change in the resource allocation system to enhance delivery of the core objectives of health reform. Particular emphasis should be placed on providing access to the care/treatment that people need as quickly as possible, with an emphasis also on equity of access, and ensuring this is done in a sustainable way. Submissions should be no more than ten pages in length.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 5pm on Friday 19 June, 2009.

Submission should be addressed to:

Secretary
Expert Group on Resource Allocation and Financing in the Health Sector
Department of Health and Children
Hawkins House (Room 9.33)
Hawkins Street
Dublin 2

Tel: 01 6353049 or by e-mail to: resource_allocation@health.gov.ie

All submissions received will be subject to the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003.