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Trends in Public/Private Patient Activity in Public Acute Hospitals

12.6.2017 This paper has been prepared by the Department of Health to review the trends in activity in public hospitals since the reforms introduced under the Health (Amendment) Act 2013 commenced. The paper primarily analyses information at national le ...

National Healthcare Quality Reporting System: Annual Report 2017

27.6.2017 This is the third annual report of the National Healthcare Quality Reporting System (NHQRS). This report makes publicly available information on the quality and safety of healthcare across the Irish health system. Its focus is on a balanced set ...

Notifications in Accordance with Section 20 of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013: Annual Report 2016

29.6.2017 Notifications in Accordance with Section 20 of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 – third Annual Report 2016   Notifications in Accordance with Section 20 of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 – second Annual Report 2 ...

Evidence Review to Inform the Parameters for a Refresh of A Vision for Change

13.7.2017 This report presents the results of an evidence review to inform the parameters of the planned refresh of mental health policy in Ireland ten years after the publication of the existing policy framework set out in A Vision for Change (AVFC). Evi ...

Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery 2017- 2025

17.7.2017 Irelandâ?Ts “Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery” strategy sets out the Governmentâ?Ts response to addressing the harm caused by substance misuse in our society over the next eight years.  It identifies a set of key actions to be delivered betwe ...

The General Scheme of the Children's Health Bill 2017

29.8.2017 The Government agreed in 2006 to the creation of a single national tertiary paediatric hospital, into which the services of the three existing childrenâ?Ts hospitals would come together. Paediatric acute services are currently provided by three ...

Healthy Ireland Survey 2017

24.10.2017   This report provides an overview of results from the third wave of the Healthy Ireland Survey, an annual interviewer administered face-to-face survey commissioned by the Department of Health. Survey data play a number of roles, including supp ...

NTPF Special Audit of Hospital Waiting Lists 2017

9.11.2017 Background An audit of hospital waiting lists was undertaken by the National Treatment Purchasing Fund (NTPF), following an RTÃ? Investigates programme entitled â?~Living on the Listâ?T which was aired in February 2017. The purpose was to audit ...

Be Winter-Ready

9.11.2017 Be Prepared, Stay Safe and know where to find help should you need it   Remember that everyday tasks which we take for granted become more difficult or even hazardous in severe weather, yet by taking some simple steps you can reduce the impact o ...

Interim Report of The Commission of Investigation (Certain matters relative to a disability service in the South East and related matters)

17.11.2017 The Commission of Investigation (Certain matters relative to a disability service in the South East and related matters) was established on 21st March 2017. The terms of reference of the Commission are available to view on our website Part II ...

What are the estimated costs of childhood overweight and obesity on the Island of Ireland?

10.14655/11971-1126949 safefood Weight, Overweight, Obesity, Child Health, Childhood Obesity Over the past 3 decades the prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased markedly in Ireland and worldwide. In the Republic of Ireland it is currently estim ...

Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees: an overview of the literature relating to drug use and access to services.

. Paul Lemmens, Hans Dupont, Inez Roosen Migr4ant, Migration, Asylum, Healthcare Unusually high numbers of migrants have moved to Europe in recent years, with about1.2 million people applying for asylum in the European Union in each of the years 2015 and 2 ...

Applying behavioural insights to drug policy and practice: opportunities and challenges.

. Sara Rafael Almeida, Joana Sousa Lourenço, Emanuele Ciriolo Behavioural Sciences, Drug Policy, Drug Addiction Over the past two decades behavioural insights have grown in prominence both in academic circles and in public policy institutions. Both the be ...

User-led interventions: an expanding resource?

. Russell Webster Drug problem, Intervention This short paper outlines the growth of user-led interventions across Europe in the problem (as opposed to recreational) drug sector over recent years. It starts by attempting to define and categorise user-led i ...

Drug checking as a harm reduction tool for recreational drug users: opportunities and challenges.

. Tibor Brunt Drug Checking A number of European countries have implemented drug checking with the aim of providing targeted preventive messages to recreational drug users. This approach, which is more individualised than mass media campaigns, provides an ...

The impact of community-based drug and alcohol treatment on re-offending. Joint experimental statistical report from the Ministry of Justice and Public Health England.

This experimental statistical report contains initial findings from a project that has linked data from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) held by Public Health England (PHE) with data on offenders held by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). ...

Recovery, reintegration, abstinence, harm reduction: the role of different goals within the drug treatment in the European context.

. Annette Dale-Perera Drug treatment The purpose of this paper is to discuss the different goals of ‘drug treatment’ within a European context and the key implications for those planning or delivering health and social responses. The heterogeneity of peopl ...

Evidence review summary: drug demand reduction, treatment and harm reduction.

This short report presents a brief overview of recent evidence for the most effective approaches in the fields of drug use prevention, drug use treatment and harm reduction. It discusses the strengths and limitations of the evidence and some challenges fo ...

Ireland thinks.

. Alcohol Action Ireland Alcohol consumption, Marketing, Attitude, Young people Summary findings of a poll on attitudes to alcohol consumption. The opinion poll was commissioned by Alcohol Health Alliance Ireland, and conducted in the summer 2017. The poll ...

Progress in the penal system: a framework for penal reform (PIPS).

. Irish Penal Reform Trust Human Rights, Best Practice, Penal System, Prison This report is the first in a series of three annual reports providing a comprehensive report on human rights and best practice in Ireland’s penal system. IPRT has developed 35 st ...

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