Publications

Annual Report 2017

This annual report for the Department of Health 2017 outlines achievements and areas where significant progress was made in 2017 against our strategic objectives. Annual Report 2017

Dr Gabriel Scally’s Scoping Inquiry into CervicalCheck

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has published the final report of the scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck Screening Programme, which was conducted by Dr Gabriel Scally, following a Government decision earlier today. The Minister welcomes the Report and following today’s Government decision is committed to implementing the 50 recommendations. Dr Gabriel Scally’s Scoping

Interim update report on the Inpatient Day Case Action Plan 2018

17th August 2018 The Department of Health, the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) published details of the Inpatient/Day Case (IPDC) Action Plan 2018 on 12th April. The NTPF, today, (17th August 2018) published the Interim Update of progress against the targets set out in this Plan. Over the past

Independent Review Group – Private Practice in Public Hospitals

The Minister for Health established an Independent Review Group to conduct an impact analysis on the separation of private practice from the public hospital system, with a view to practical approaches that can be taken to removing private practice from public hospitals, the impacts that this will have, what timeframe might apply and how to

The National Carers’ Strategy – Fifth Progress Report 2017

Carers will be recognised and respected as key care partners. They will be supported to maintain their own health and well-being and to care with confidence. They will be empowered to participate as fully as possible in economic and social life. Read the full report here.

Sláintecare Implementation Strategy

Sláintecare presents a ten-year vision to transform Ireland’s health and social care services. The Sláintecare Implementation Strategy is the framework for a system-wide reform programme. It sets out the direction for the next ten years and actions to be taken in the first three years of the Sláintecare implementation process. The focus is on establishing

Regulatory Impact Analysis – Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018

The Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018 provides for the establishment of a 9 person Board for the HSE. The Board will be the governing body for the HSE, with authority to perform the HSE’s functions. The Board will be accountable to the Minister for Health for the performance of its functions. The Bill also

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