Submissions from the Consultation process on the White Paper on UHI

Submissions from the Consultation on the White Paper on Universal Health Insurance

On 2nd April 2014, a major consultation process on the White Paper on Universal Health Insurance (UHI) was launched.  The Department received 137 submissions from a wide variety of sources, including patient advocacy groups, private individuals, health service providers, not-for-profit organisations, private health insurance providers, academics and others.  A copy of the submissions received can be viewed below.

Following a procurement process, the Department asked Crowe Horwath to carry out an independent analysis of the themes and main messages arising from the consultation.  Their report, summarises the main messages from respondents under 19 themes.  Read their report here.


50 Individual Submissions

Submission 1 Submission 28
Submission 2 Submission 29
Submission 3 Submission 30
Submission 4 Submission 31
Submission 5 Submission 32
Submission 6 Submission 33 – Cover Note  Completed Form
Submission 7 Submission 34
Submission 8 Submission 35
Submission 9 Submission 36
Submission 10 Submission 37 – Cover Note  Completed Form
Submission 11 Submission 38 – Cover Note  Completed Form
Submission 12 Submission 39 – Cover Note  Completed Form
Submission 13 Submission 40 – Cover Note  Completed Form
Submission 14 Submission 41 – Cover Note  Completed Form
Submission 15 Submission 42 – Cover Note  Completed Form
Submission 16 Submission 43 – Cover Note  Completed Form
Submission 17 Submission 44
Submission 18 Submission 45 – Cover Note  Completed Form 2 3 4 5 6 7
Submission 19 Submission 46 – Cover Note  Completed Form
 Submission 20 Submission 47 – Cover Note  Completed Form
 Submission 21 Submission 48
 Submission 22 Submission 49
 Submission 23 Submission 50
 Submission 24 Submission 51
 Submission 25
 Submission 26
 Submission 27


Advocacy/Patient/Public Interest Groups

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland

Irish Human Rights Commission

Age Action Ireland

Irish Lung Health Alliance

Amnesty International Ireland

Irish Patients Association

Association of Optometrists Ireland

Irish Platform for Patients’ Organisations, Science and Industry

Asthma Society of Ireland

Irish Senior Citizens Parliament

Axis Consulting

Irish Society for Colitis and Crohns Disease

Care Alliance Ireland

Irish Thoracic Society

Citizens Information Board

Mental Health Reform

COPD Support Ireland

Multiple Sclerosis Ireland

Cuidiú – Irish Childbirth Trust

National Disability Authority

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Neurological Alliance of Ireland

C & V Health Linkage Group

Pavee Point

Disability Federation of Ireland

Down Syndrome Ireland

Rehab Group

Epilepsy Ireland

Social Justice Ireland

Irish Cancer Society

St Vincent de Paul

Irish Heart Foundation

TASC – Think Tank for Action on Social Change

Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke

The Alzheimer’s Society

Irish Hospice Foundation

The Carers Association

Union/Representative Bodies

Federation of Irish Complementary Therapy

Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association

FODO Ireland



Independent Hospitals Association of Ireland


Insurance Ireland


Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists

Institute of Community Health Nursing

Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Private Practice

Irish Association of Older People

Irish Pharmacy Union

Irish Medical and Surgical Trade Association

Nursing Homes Ireland

Irish Medical Organisation

Retired Workers Committee of ICTU

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation

Society of Actuaries in Ireland


Educational / Research Sector / Academia

Adelaide Hospital Society

Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

College of Psychiatrists of Ireland

Dr Brendan McElroy/Dr Aileen Murphy, UCC

Cork Specialist Training Programme for General Practitioners, UCC

Dr Mark Murphy, RCSI

Cork Specialist Training Programme for General Practitioners, UCC

Prof Charles Normand, Trinity College Dublin


Prof Michael Rigby, School of Public Policy & Professional Practice, Keele University

Health Management Institute

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Dr Brian Turner, UCC

Irish Faculty of Primary Dental Care

Cathal Walsh, Trinity College Dublin


Health Service Organisations

Assistant National Oral Health Lead, HSE National Oral Health Office

HSE National Office for Health and Wellbeing

Beechlawn Medical Centre

National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics

Boots Ireland

Saint John of God Hospital

Children’s Hospital Group

St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services

Clinical Assessment and Therapy Teamed Services (CATTS)

West/North West Hospitals Group


Health Insurers



Laya Healthcare



Pharmaceutical Companies

MSD Pharmaceuticals

Sanofi Ireland

Novartis Ireland


Government Departments

Department of Social Protection

Revenue Commissioners

Department of Justice & Equality


Regulatory Bodies

Irish Medicines Board

Medical Council of Ireland

Health Information and Quality Authority


Political Party

Sinn Féin