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National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026

5.7.2017 This National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026 aims to meet the needs of cancer patients in Ireland for the next decade. Rapid advances have been made in cancer diagnostics and treatments. The objective is to ensure that cancer services respond to both ...

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 ...

Nutrition Standards for School Meals

25.9.2017 These Nutrition Standards for School Meals are being published under the auspices of Healthy Ireland, the national Framework which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Ireland. Healthy Ireland takes a â?~whole of Governm ...

General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017

6.10.2017 The General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017 was approved by the Government on 3 rd of October 2017. The purpose of the Bill is to provide for the regulation of a range of practices, including: gamete (sperm or egg) and embryo ...

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 ...

Ireland's National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2017-2020

25.10.2017 Irelandâ?Ts National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2017-2020 (iNAP) recognises the urgent and growing problem of antimicrobial resistance for human health worldwide. It aims to implement policies and actions to prevent, monitor and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

2016 Annual Report on the Tobacco Free Ireland Action Plan.

23.11.2017 Tobacco Free Ireland, the report of the Tobacco Policy Review Group, was endorsed by Government, and published in October 2013. It builds on existing tobacco control policies and legislation already in place in this country, and sets a target f ...

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 ...

Growing up in Ireland- Key findings: Infant cohort at 7/8 years

Growing Up in Ireland National Longitudinal Study of Children Child health, Development, Health behaviour, Stability, Well-being This is the second in a series of Key Findings from the fourth wave of data collection from the Infant Cohort in Growing Up in ...

Cancer in Ireland 1994- 2015 with estimates for 2015- 2017: Annual Report of the National Cancer Registry

National Cancer Registry Ireland Cancer, Mortality, Survival, Data, Incidence, Treatment, Prevalence The National Cancer Registry of Ireland has released its 22 nd annual statistical report. This report   summarises cancer incidence, mortality and surviva ...

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 ...

E-health and m-health: using new technologies to respond to drug problems.

. Matthijs Blankers, Ajla Mujcic e-health, m-health, Tools, Substance use This paper presents a definition of e-health and m-heath tools to address substance use problems, and a taxonomy to describe such tools systematically. A number of examples of e-heal ...

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 ...

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