Publications

Final Report on the Enhanced Care Model

The Enhanced Care Model was created using the evidence and learning arising from the implementation of the Framework for Safe Nurse Staffing and Skill Mix in General and Specialist Medical and Surgical Care Settings. The Report outlines a new model of care for patients in acute hospitals who need dedicated one to one care or

A Policy on the Development of Graduate to Advanced Nursing and Midwifery Practice

International evidence identifies the beneficial impact that Advanced Nurse Practitioners have on the health services due to their specialist knowledge, wide scope of qualifications and the ability to provide a complete episode of care. This policy addresses the way we utilise our skilled and knowledgeable nursing and midwifery workforce by changing the way we educate

Department of Health Open Beds Report April 2019

The Open Beds Report provides a summary of the average numbers of open inpatient beds and day beds/places in the acute hospital system based on data provided by the HSE. The report will be published on the Department website each month. Read the April 2019 Open Beds Report here.

National Plan for Phase-down to Phase-out of Amalgam towards 2030

The Minamata Convention on Mercury was ratified by Ireland in March 2019. It provides an international regulatory framework for the protection of human health and the global environment from the harmful effects of mercury. The Minamata Convention addresses all aspects related to the use of mercury including the use and management of dental amalgam. Regulation

Fifth Annual Report on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013

The fifth annual report on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 has been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas as required under section 20 of the Act. The report covers the period from 1st January 2018 until 31st December 2018. The report shows that thirty-two (32) medical procedures were carried out under

Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career Structure Ninth Progress Report

In July 2013 a Working Group, chaired by Prof. Brian MacCraith, President, Dublin City University, was established to carry out a strategic review of medical training and career structure. The Working Group was tasked with examining and making high-level recommendations relating to training and career pathways for doctors with a view to: improving graduate retention

Scoping Inquiry Supplementary Report

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has today published the Supplementary Report of the Scoping Inquiry into the CervicalCheck Programme, following a Government decision earlier today. The Inquiry was led by Dr Gabriel Scally. Following the publication on 12 September last of the Final Report of the Scoping Inquiry, Dr Scally committed to providing

Positive Ageing Indicators 2018

The positive ageing indicators report is an outcomes framework to monitor trends and changes in the participation levels, health, and security of older people in Ireland, at a national level. The positive ageing indicator set was developed by the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative and reported for the first time in 2016. The 2018 report

Tobacco Free Ireland Annual Report 2018

Tobacco Free Ireland was launched under the Healthy Ireland framework in 2013 and sets a target for Ireland to be tobacco free (that is, with a smoking prevalence rate of less than 5%) by the year 2025. The 2018 Annual Report on the Tobacco Free Ireland Action Plan is now available here.

National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2019 – 2022

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Ireland.  Over 11,000 are diagnosed each year, this number is projected to over double by 2045.  Yet most skin cancers could be prevented. This first national Skin Cancer Prevention Plan is a landmark commitment, arising from our National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026, and aimed at tackling the most common type of

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