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This policy sets out the Department’s commitment to maintaining and improving environmental cleanliness in Northern Ireland (NI). It has been developed with the aim that best management practice, staff training and continued monitoring of performance will lead to services being maintained and...
DHSSPS has carried out a review of policy on maternity service provision in Northern Ireland. The review focused on the best available evidence for the care and treatment of mothers-to-be; quality, safety and service sustainability; wider workforce issues; and professional roles and...
Consultation Response Report From 24 November 2015 until 14 December 2015 the Department ran a targeted consultation in relation to the HMT requirement to introduce modifications to primary legislation as a result of the introduction of the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (2015) from 1 April...
Subject: Suicide, Self harm
Connecting for Life is Ireland’s National Strategy to reduce suicide (2015-2020). The development of the strategy was a collaborative and inclusive process. Some of the most important contributions to the development of ‘Connecting for Life’ came from our public consultation...
A Fitter Future for All, the cross-Departmental framework for preventing overweight and obesity across the life course of the population of Northern Ireland, was published in 2012.  This framework contained a range of short, medium and long term outcomes to be delivered over the period 2012-2022....
A report developed for the Department of Health by the institute of Public Health in Ireland. This report presents a summary of the feedback of key stakeholders based on a consultation document presenting options for action to address Ireland’s overweight and obesity epidemic. There was a...
DHSSPS is reviewing the Public Health Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 (‘the 1967 Act’). The 1967 Act has not been updated in any significant respect since it became law. In the intervening years new threats to public health have emerged, and public health legislation in other jurisdictions...
This National Sexual Health Strategy is Ireland’s first national framework for sexual health and wellbeing. It has been developed in response to a recommendation of the National AIDS Strategy Committee (NASC) on the need to establish clear leadership within the health sector around the area...
This draft policy has been updated to reflect changes in structures and legislation. The draft policy outlines how communities, organisations and individuals must work to ensure children and young people in Northern Ireland are safeguarded as effectively as possible. Consultation Documents Draft...

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