Press Releases

New National Clinical Guidelines on Ovarian and Oesophageal Cancer Launched by Minister for Health Simon Harris

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today (Thursday) launched two new National Clinical Guidelines to help healthcare professionals with the diagnosis, staging and treatment of patients with oesophageal or oesophagogastric junction cancer and the diagnosis and staging of patients with ovarian cancer. The guidelines were developed by multidisciplinary groups supported by the HSE’s National Cancer

Minister for Health publishes new Bill to reform the Research Ethics landscape

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today published the General Scheme of the National Research Ethics Committees Bill confirming plans to develop a streamlined, regulated and fit-for-purpose model for the ethical review of health research projects. The Bill will modernise the current system, will support more consistent and more efficient decisions for research studies

Minister For Health Announces the Commencement of New Aeromedical Service For Munster

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, has announced that a new aeromedical service will commence operations in Munster today (Tuesday July 30th). This very valuable service will help ensure that seriously ill or injured people in remote areas have more timely access to appropriate high-quality clinical care. This service is part of the long-term whole

Minister for Health announces call for expressions of interest for membership of the National Screening Committee – Ireland

Expressions of interest are now being sought for membership of the National Screening Committee – Ireland. The positions are advertised on with the closing date for applications of 30 August 2019. The Committee will provide independent expert advice in evaluating the evidence population-based screening programmes in Ireland. In accordance with best practice and in

Ebola risk in Europe remains very low – no travel or trade restrictions recommended

On Wednesday 17 July 2019, the Director-General of the WHO declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. This declaration is a mechanism to mobilise more attention and international support for the response to the outbreak within the DRC. The European Centre

Minister for Health launches Enhanced Care Model showing benefits for patients and staff

Family involvement and satisfaction increases 100% of staff trained €400k saving on agency staff Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today (Monday) launched the Final Report on the Enhanced Care Model, which is designed to change the way we deliver enhanced care, improve patient outcomes, reduce agency spend and increase job satisfaction for heath care

Minister Daly launches new Community & Voluntary Support Grant Scheme for Older People

Today (Monday 15th July), the Minister with responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, TD launched a new Community and Voluntary Support Scheme. The Grant Scheme will be administered by the HSE. €1 million funding is being made available to community and voluntary groups to continue to support older people to stay well

New Policy on Advanced Nursing and Midwifery Practice Launched by Minister for Health, Simon Harris – Advanced Practitioner roles proven to deliver significant patient benefits – Plan to increase number of Advance Nurse Practitioners from 420 to 750

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today (Thursday) launched a new model for developing advanced nursing and midwifery practice with the publication of the policy document ‘The Development of Graduate to Advanced Nursing and Midwifery Practice.’ Minister Harris said the nursing and midwifery profession will be critical in implementing the Sláintecare health reform programme and

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