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

Regulatory Impact Analysis – Children’s Health Bill 2018

The Children’s Health Bill provides for the enhancement of children’s health services and for that purpose to establish a body to be known as Children’s Health Ireland to plan and deliver paediatric services; to provide for the transfer of employees, land, property, rights and liabilities of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin to Children’s Health Ireland;

Tobacco Free Ireland Annual Report 2017

Tobacco Free Ireland (‘TFI’), the report of the Tobacco Policy Review Group, was endorsed by Government and published in October 2013. An Action Plan for TFI was published in March 2015 and one of its actions committed the Department of Health to publish an annual report on the implementation of the Plan.Considerable progress was made

Cannabis for Medical Use

The following information is for healthcare professionals, patients and others who are interested in finding out more about cannabis for medical use. It will discuss current and proposed access to potential cannabis treatment and describe the legal and policy status of cannabis.  It also describes the Minister for Health’s role and that of the prescribing

Task Force on Personalised Budgets

One of the Government’s key objectives is to provide people with disabilities with services and supports which will empower them to live independent lives, provide them with greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. To achieve this

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