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21.4.2016 This Governance Framework aims to provide a clear overview of the principal aspects of corporate governance within the Department of Health. The Governance Framework is drafted in accordance with the Corporate Governance Standard for the Civil Service . It documents the governance...
6.4.2016 Drugs misuse continues to be one of the most significant challenges facing our country. It is highly destructive and has devastating effects on individuals, relationships, families, communities and society in general. Implementation of the National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016, which sets out...
26.5.2016 “Better Health, Improving Health Care” is a strategic briefing document prepared by the Department for the incoming Minister for Health, in advance of the publication of the Programme for Government. It sets out some strategic considerations to inform the task of developing a clear...
20.5.2016 Briefing material provided to Minister Harris upon his appointment. Relevant sections of the brief were provided to each Minister of State. Ministerial Briefing May 2016  
16.6.2016 This is the second National Healthcare Quality Reporting System (NHQRS) annual report. It focuses on a range of outcomes that are important to patients and that reflect the broad range of health services provided in Ireland. Presenting the information in this way is an important ...
10.6.2016 In 2014 the Department of Health and the Health Insurance Authority commenced work on the development of a more refined health status measure using Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) to be implemented in a timely and phased manner. A key requirement of the reform is more comprehensive and...
20.7.2016 Medicines play a key role in improving the health of patients in Ireland. Securing timely access to medicines for patients at an affordable price, in particular innovative medicines offering enhanced health outcomes, is a key priority for Ireland. Securing the cost effective and economic...
4.7.2016 In March 2015 our respective Departments confirmed that they would establish an All-island Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Clinical Network from 1 April 2015. This followed the outcome of a public consultation in the North on the International Working Groupâ?Ts (IWG) recommendations...
29.10.2015 The action plan sets out the main actions to be taken in 2015 and 2016 to commence implementation of the National Sexual Health Strategy for Ireland 2015â?"2020.  Download the strategy here.
14.1.2016 This Plan focuses on different types of actions, someimmediate and some more long-term and sustainablesolutions, which recognise that behaviour change iscomplex, challenging and takes time. This does notmerely focus on overcoming deficits but concentrates onsolutions and strengths and...

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