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12.11.2015 The General Scheme of the Health Information and Patient Safety was approved by the Government on 10 November.  The Bill deals with a number of areas: including, information related matters, research ethics approval structures and matters aimed specifically at enhancing patient safety...
12.11.2015 Provisions to support open disclosure of patient safety incidents to be included in legislation to provide for Periodic Payment Orders were approved by the Government on 3 November 2015. The General Scheme of the provisions can be viewed here.
5.11.2015 On Tuesday 30th June, following a review of the proposed sites for the development of maternity hospitals in Dublin, the Department of Health announced the locations for the re-development of the Rotunda and the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospitals.  Read the report here.
21.12.2015 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...
18.12.2015 The team incorporating DKM Economic Consultants, AECOM, RDJ Solicitors and Rose McHugh has been tasked by the Department of Health to provide an analysis of Potential Measures to Encourage the Provision of Nursing Home and Community Nursing UnitFacilities. Specifically, four questions...
18.12.2015 Analysis of Potential Measures to Encourage the Provision of Primary Care Facilities Report Presented to Department of Health Prepared by Indecon International Economic Consultants Indecon research economists were appointed by the Department of Health based on a competitive tender, to...
15.12.2015 The Public Health  (Alcohol) Bill was approved by Government on 8th December.  The bill aims to reduce alcohol consumption in Ireland to 9.1 litres per person per annum by 2020 and to reduce the harms associated with alcohol. The Bill consists of 29 sections and includes five main...
9.12.2015 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...
20.7.2015 When the Nursing Homes Support Scheme commenced, a commitment was made that it would be reviewed after three years. This review was carried out by my Department in collaboration with the HSE, with input provided by Deloitte...
17.7.2015 An Expert Advisory Group was established to examine the feasibility of a multi-annual treatment plan for hepatitis C.  The findings of the Expert Advisory Group are outlined in this Report ‘A Public Health Plan for the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Hepatitis C’.  The Government...

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