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18.12.2012 Local Drugs Task Forces were established following the report of the Ministerial Task Force on Measures to Reduce the Demand for Drugs (1996). There are 14 Local Drugs Task Forces, 12 in Dublin, 1 in Cork and 1 in Bray. There are also 10 Regional Drugs Task Forces. Task Forces include...
18.3.2015 Lifetime Community Rating is being introduced to encourage people to take out private health insurance at a younger age and thereby help in controlling premium inflation across the market. From 1 May next there will be â?~late entry loadingsâ?T for those aged 35 and over who havenâ?Tt...
24.6.2015 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 â?~Connecting for Lifeâ?T came from our public consultation...
11.6.2015 On 22nd December 2014, the Department of Health commenced a public consultation on the scope for private health insurance to incorporate additional primary care services. The aim of the consultation was to examine the scope for private health insurers to cover a fuller range of services...
4.6.2015 Today, Minister Leo Varadkar and Minister of State Kathleen Lynch wrote to GPs about the new contract to provide GP services to children under 6 to thank them and to clarify a few matters. Read the letter here.
The Health Behaviours in School Children (HBSC) survey 2014 shows that overall health levels are good. There are encouraging findings on consumption of fruit and vegetables, teeth cleaning, and a drop in smoking levels and consumption of sweets and soft drinks.  However, many children said they...
This report was commissioned by the Department of Health, Ireland. Obesity is a public health problem in Ireland which is largely responsible for the increasing prevalence of diet-related diseases and growing financial burden on our healthcare system. Although overweight and obesity rates may have...
There is strong evidence to support the multiple benefits of physical activity to health and wellbeing. It promotes healthy growth and development in children and young people. It contributes to cognitive function. It is important for healthy ageing and helps to maintain quality of life and...
Health in Ireland Key Trends gives us insights into trends in demographics, population health, hospital and primary care and health service employment and expenditure. The presentation of trend data over the last decade in the 2015 report highlights the many significant achievements that Ireland...
Irish maternity services are good and compare well with those in other countries in terms of safety and patient outcomes. Much has been done to improve services in recent years. We have more consultant obstetricians and staff midwives than ever before and there has been considerable investment in...

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