Publications

Sláintecare Integration Fund Application Guide

The Sláintecare Action Plan 2019 establishes the building blocks for a significant shift in the way in which health services are delivered in Ireland. It seeks to deliver on the Future of Healthcare Committee’s vison of a health system in which care is provided in the right place, at the right time, by the right person. Budget 2019

Sláintecare Action Plan 2019

The Sláintecare Action Plan 2019 outlines the approach for delivery of Sláintecare and milestones to be achieved by the end of 2019. The Action Plan, developed by the Sláintecare Programme Implementation Office, is a fundamental enabler in the delivery of the Sláintecare vision for reformed health and social care services in Ireland. Click here to

Scheduled Care Access Plan 2019

The Scheduled Care Access Plan 2019 sets clear targets to improve access and reduce the length of time patients will wait for hospital operations, procedures or appointments in 2019. Click here to read or download.

Interim Report of the Expert Group for the management of clinical negligence claims

In June 2018, as part of a commitment in the Programme for Government, the Minister for Health, the Minister for Justice and Equality, in association with the Minister for Finance, announced the establishment of an Expert Group to consider an alternative mechanism to the court process for resolving clinical negligence claims.  The group chaired by

Independent Review Group examining role of Voluntary Organisations

The Independent Review Group examining the role of voluntary organisations in public health and personal social care settings has published its report. The report looks at voluntary organisation ownership, governance, ethos and relations with the State. Click here to view or download: A public consultation was undertaken by the Independent Review Group. Click here to

Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019

The Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019 amends the five health professional regulatory Acts, in particular in relation to fitness to practise and registration. The key amendments include: • Applicants for registration must declare on application, and annually thereafter, any convictions, or sanctions imposed on their practise by a regulatory body (inside or

EU Falsified Medicines Legislation – Update on National Arrangements for Implementation

6th February 2019 On Saturday 9th February the European Commission’s Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/161 on Safety Features on Medicinal Products for Human Use, comes into operation across Europe. The Delegated Regulation supplements the Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62/EU, by setting out detailed rules for the safety features appearing on the packaging of medicinal products for human

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