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Minister Harris signs international agreement aimed at securing affordable and timely access to new medicines for Irish patients

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has today (Friday) signed an agreement to work with Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg to secure affordable and timely access to new medicines for Irish patients. The agreement to join the existing Beneluxa Initiative on Pharmaceutical Policy was signed at the EPSCO Council of Ministers meeting in Luxembourg. Speaking

National Public Health Emergency Team held their 19th meeting today

The National Public Health Emergency Team on Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) held their 19th meeting on Thursday 14th June 2018. Items discussed at the meeting included an update from the HSE Implementation Team and the latest HPSC CPE Surveillance Report which will be available at this link shortly. The latest figures from the National CPE Reference

Campaign underway to select Chairperson for new HSE Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has welcomed a new recruitment campaign to select a Chairperson for the new HSE Board. Minister Harris said “It’s clear that the current HSE structure does not provide adequate governance, as I outlined to the Sláintecare committee, and as has been reflected in the report. A key response to

Minister for Health publishes first findings of the Scally Inquiry into CervicalCheck and accepts important recommendations to support women

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has today (Tuesday) published the first findings of the Scally Inquiry, established into the CervicalCheck Screening Programme, and accepted their recommendations. The findings are contained in two reports provided to the Minister by Dr Gabriel Scally – a report he has completed on one of the terms of reference

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD launches Healthy Ireland Summer 2018 campaign

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, with Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne TD, launched the Government’s Healthy Ireland Summer 2018 campaign in the Phoenix Park today. The Healthy Ireland 2018 campaign seeks to encourage people to get out and get active together this summer – whether

Minister Byrne welcomes international interest in Ireland’s Active School Flag Programme

Minister for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne today welcomed a delegation from a number of European countries to learn more about Ireland’s Active School Flag programme. The Active School Flag is an initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, supported by Healthy Ireland, and is awarded to schools that aim to achieve a physically educated

Public Consultation launched on Personal Possession of Illegal Drugs

A public consultation has today (31st May) been launched on the possession of illegal drugs for personal use. The consultation seeks the views of the public on the effectiveness of the current law and on what alternatives could be considered. The purpose of this public consultation is to inform the deliberations of a Government Working

National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services – Public Consultation

On behalf of the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services, the Department of Health has launched a public consultation today (Wednesday). The link to complete the consultation questionnaire is available at https://health.gov.ie/consultations/ and the consultation is open until 5 p.m., Friday 17th August. Responses to the consultation will help the Steering Group in making appropriate

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