Tackling the capacity deficit

In these pages find out about what we are doing to build the capacity of our staff and our information and technology capacity as well.

Our people are our most important resource.  The Public Service Agreement (the “Haddington Road Agreement”) remains an essential enabler for the health sector, allowing it to respond to the healthcare needs of the population in an appropriate and sustainable manner against a backdrop of very significant reductions in both financial and staff resources.

Alongside this, we must use modern technology to get high quality information. Modern technology enables the efficient collection, analysis and use of information, but the technology will not fulfil its promise without sufficient regard to the quality, relevance, timeliness, and standards of information.