Department of Health Policy Review of the National Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) Service
The SATU Policy Review began in September 2018 and concluded in February 2019. The Review examined the policy efficacy of SATUs asking “how well is the current policy working in practice?” The Review team comprised staff from the Department of Health, HSE, Department of Justice and Equality and SATUs. The Review presents 10 medium-term action
Sláintecare Integration Fund Application Guide
Thank you for your interest in the Sláintecare Integration Fund. The closing date of 1pm on 18th April has now passed and the application window is now closed. We received an unprecedented level of interest and are currently reviewing every application at present. We expect to be in a position to complete the process in
1st April 2019 Consolidated Pay Scales and Department of Health Circular 6/2019
Department of Health Consolidated Salary Scales with effect from 1st April 2019, to be read in conjunction with Department of Health Circular 6/2019 1st April 2019 pay adjustment and related matters. 1 April 2019 Consolidated Pay Scales Circular 6 – 2019 Pay adjustment and related matters
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
Prevalence of Drug Use and Gambling Survey: Gambling Results
Prevalence of Drug Use and Gambling in Ireland and Drug use in Northern Ireland 2014/15 Drug Prevalence Survey: Gambling Results. Click here to read or download.
Housing Options for Our Ageing Population Policy Statement
Prepared by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and the Department of Health. Click here to see or download.
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