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In the Programme for Government, the Northern Ireland Executive committed itself to five priorities for action, one of which was ‘Working for a healthier people’. Within this priority, it promised to take specific measures to promote mental and emotional health and reduce suicides. The...
Subject: Dementia
It is estimated that at present in Northern Ireland there are 19,000 people living with dementia; fewer than 1000 of these people are under 65. As the population of Northern Ireland ages, dementia will increasingly be a major public health and societal issue, with numbers of people with dementia...
In the Programme for Government, the Northern Ireland Executive committed itself to five priorities for action, one of which was ‘Working for a healthier people’. Within this priority, it promised to take specific measures to promote mental and emotional health and reduce suicides. The...
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...
This eHealth and Care Strategy sets out a range of measures for the increased use of digital technologies to support the delivery of health and care services between now and 2020. The Strategy is built around the key objectives of supporting people, sharing information, using information and...
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...
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...
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...
In Northern Ireland in a typical week, two people die as a result of home accidents. In addition to these deaths, there are approximately 17,000 admissions to hospital each year as a result of unintentional injuries in general. The aim of the Home Accident Prevention Strategy is to minimise...