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Service Frameworks and Standards

Working Together for Health- A National Strategic Framework for Health and Social Care Workforce Planning

13.11.2017 Global and regional health workforce demand is expected to increase in the coming decades as a consequence of population and economic growth, combined with demographic, epidemiological and other factors. In this context, the European Commission ...

Framework for Safe Nurse Staffing and Skill Mix in General and Specialist Medical and Surgical Care Settings in Ireland 2018

16.4.2018 Final Report and Recommendations by the Taskforce on Staffing and Skill Mix for Nursing The Taskforce on Staffing and Skill Mix for Nursing began its work in September 2014.  The core objective of the Taskforce is to develop frameworks to supp ...

Training framework for specialist stop smoking services in Northern Ireland, 2015

This framework document outlines the training standards and learning outcomes for stop smoking service providers. It describes the knowledge and skills necessary to provide services, and sets the minimum standards for delivery.Also available as a PDF is t ...

Working Together for Health- A National Strategic Framework for Health and Social Care Workforce Planning

13.11.2017 Global and regional health workforce demand is expected to increase in the coming decades as a consequence of population and economic growth, combined with demographic, epidemiological and other factors. In this context, the European Commission ...

Career and education framework for cancer nursing

The RCN's Career and Education Framework for Cancer Nursing for UK nursing staff is the first to incorporate cancer-specific nursing outcomes. The Framework and outcomes are intended to be used as part of professional, education and workforce develop ...

Controls Assurance Standards

Set out below are 22 Controls Assurance Standards which have been developed by the DoH to support the embedding of organisation-wide risk management in HSC Bodies.   10.14655/11971-1022235 Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern ...

Framework Agreement on the Supply and Pricing of Medicines

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 Irelan ...

Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care Report

Our purpose in writing is to clarify the way forward for the consideration of the findings of the Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care Report. The four CDOs have met with representatives from the Intercollegiate Advisory Commit ...

A Framework for Personalised Care and Population Health for Nurses, Midwives, Health Visitors and Allied Health Professionals

This framework has been developed to underpin our national programme to maximise the impact of nurses, midwives, health visitors and allied health professionals (AHPs) on improving health outcomes and reducing inequalities. It aims to support and shape “h ...

Governance Framework for the Department of Health

21.4.2016This 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 Ser ...

Northern Ireland Medicines Optimisation Quality Framework

The Medicines Optimisation Quality Framework aims to support better health outcomes for our population by focusing attention on gaining the best possible outcome from medicines every time that they are prescribed, dispensed or administered. The Framework ...

Minimum standards for supported lodgings for young people and young adults (aged 16-21) in Northern Ireland

Supported lodgings aim to provide young people with safe, suitable and supportive places to live within a local familial type environment. The minimum standards for supported lodgings accommodation will set a benchmark to be used by current and future sup ...

Framework for All Island Clinical Network for Congenital Heart Disease

3.3.2015 With the acceptance by Minister Wells and Minister Varadkar of the recommendations of the International Working Group (IWG) report on an all island model for congenital heart disease, a framework of governance which can facilitate the work requir ...

Best Practice- Best Care- Summary of Responses to the Consultation (PDF 318KB)

A Framework for Setting Standards, Delivering Services and Improving Monitoring and Regulation in the HPSS 10.14655/799178-801233 Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Health services A Framework for Setting Standards, Delivering Service ...

Service Framework for Cardiovascular Health and Wellbeing (2009)

Standards for the treatment and care of people suffering and at risk from cardiovascular disease 10.14655/799178-799928 Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Cardiovascular health Standards for the treatment and care of people suffering ...

Service Framework for Cardiovascular Health and Wellbeing (2014)

Easy Access Version 10.14655/799178-799327 Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Cardiovascular health Welcome to the easy access version of the Service Framework for Cardiovascular Health and Wellbeing.   It sets out what you can expect ...

Value for Money and Policy Review of Disability Services in Ireland- National Implementation Framework

7.6.2013 Value for Money and Policy Review of Disability Services in Ireland – National Implementation Framework The National Implementation Framework describes how the recommendations from the Value for Money (VFM) and Policy Review of the Disability Ser ...

Standards for the Assessment of Need process under Part 2 of the Disability Act 2005Consultation Process

25.6.2007 Standards for the Assessment of Need process under Part 2 of the Disability Act 2005 In 2004, the Irish Government launched the National Disability Strategy as a framework of positive action measures to support the participation of people with d ...

Quality Assurance Standards for Symptomatic Breast Disease Services

25.6.2007 Quality Assurance Standards for Symptomatic Breast Disease Services People in Ireland have a right to expect that medical care be of good quality. They expect that standards of care are consistently high. They expect that access to care is easy, ...

Quality Standard for Asthma

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Asthma This quality standard defines clinical best practice within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide the public, hea ...