Publications

Making Sense of Screening

Making Sense of Screening is a guide published in 2015 by Sense about Science, a UK charity. It explores the harms and benefits of health screening programmes.  It can be downloaded from the Sense about Science website at the link above.

Inpatient/ Day Case Action Plan 2018

Improving waiting times for hospital procedures is one of the Government’s key objectives. The Inpatient/Day Case Action Plan 2018 has been compiled by the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive and the National Treatment Purchase Fund. In 2018 the HSE will deliver 1.14 million elective inpatient and day case discharges. The NTPF will fund

Policy Paper on Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy

The Joint Oireachtas Committee published its Report on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, on Wednesday 20th December 2017. The Committee’s Report reflected the majority position of its membership with dissenting positions and voting records set out on Appendix 4 of the Committee’s Report. On the 29th of January 2018, the Government approved the holding

Non-Broadcast Media Advertising and Marketing of Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages, including Sponsorship and Retail Product Placement: Voluntary Codes of Practice

In 2016 the Government approved and published ‘A Healthy Weight for Ireland – Obesity Policy and Action Plan, 2016 – 2025’ with a clear target of reversing obesity trends. A key action of this plan is to “Develop, implement and evaluate a Code of Practice for food and beverages promotion, marketing and sponsorship.” It is

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