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Physical and Sensory Disability Strategy and Action Plan 2012-2015

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI) Services for people with a physical, communication or sensory disability This strategy (2012 – 2015) presents the Department’s commitment to improving outcomes, services and support for pe ...

Cancer services in Ireland: A National Strategy

10.11.1996 The aim of this Cancer Strategy has been to review the existing range of preventive, treatment and palliative services relating to cancer in Ireland, and to set out the Ministerâ?Ts plans for their further development and improvement. This has ...

Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A call to action on obesity in England

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A Five Year Tobacco Action Plan: Consultation Document (PDF 202 KB)

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Smoking cessation Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Policy Consultations http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/tobacco_plan.pdf © Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety 1 January 2002 Report ...

An Integrated Work Force Planning Strategy For The Health Services 2009- 2012

Workforce planning identifies the composition of the workforce required to deliver health service goals. It encompasses a range of human resource activities aimed at the short, medium and long-term. Workforce planning that is integrated with service and f ...

Action on Smoking and Health

Action on Smoking and Health Tobacco, Smoking, Society. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Ireland is focused on reducing the impact of tobacco use in Irish society. Just under 7,000 Irish citizens die each year from the effects of tobacco related disease ...

Eating and Health: A Food and Nutrition Strategy for Northern Ireland

Health Promotion Agency (HPA) DIET, EATING HABIT, EDUCATION, FOOD, HEALTH POLICY, NUTRITION This strategy builds upon the broad nutritional targets identified in the Regional Strategy for the Northern Ireland Health and Personal Social Services (1992-1997 ...

Health and Wellbeing: Into the Next Millennium (1997-2002)

Department of Health and Social Services LIFESTYLE, MENTAL HEALTH, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SOCIAL EXCLUSION, WELLBEING This strategy describes the vision of the Department of Health and Social Services for how its work should be taken forward over the five yea ...

Living With Long Term Conditions: A Policy Framework

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI) Long term conditions, Adult, Services "Living with Long Term Conditions – A Policy Framework" has been developed to provide a strategic driver for the reform and modernisation of ...

A Healthier Future: A Strategic Framework for Respiratory Conditions

10.14655/799178-4542 Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) Framework for the prevention of respiratory disease In Northern Ireland in 2002-03, there were almost 30,000 admissions to hospital for respiratory conditions utilizing ...

The Northern Ireland Implementation Plan for Rare Diseases

This Northern Ireland Rare Diseases Implementation Plan sets out the commitment of the Department, the Health and Social Care sector, the voluntary sector, and education and research stakeholders to address the needs of people living with the impact of a ...

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 ...

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 ...

IPH response to UK consultation on the introduction of regulations for standardised packaging of tobacco products

10.14655/749069-817616 Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Tobacco, Smoking, Regulations In April 2012, a UK public consultation sought feedback from those with an interest in the policy of standardised packaging for tobacco products The UK Govern ...

Directive 2010/45/EU OF THE EU Parliament on standards of quality and safety of human organs intended for transplantation

10.6.2012 Directive 2010/45/EU OF THE EU Parliament on standards of quality and safety of human organs intended for transplantation Over the past 50 years organ transplantation has become an established worldwide practice, bringing immense benefits to hun ...

Tobacco Free Ireland

7.6.2013 Tobacco Free Ireland The high levels of smoking in Ireland require a more concerted effort to support the continued development of a tobacco free society where people can live longer and healthier lives free from the detrimental effects of tobacc ...

General Scheme of the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill

3.6.2013 Standardised Packaging of Tobacco The purposes of this Act are to: (a) reduce the appeal of tobacco and tobacco products, (b) increase the effectiveness of health warnings on tobacco products, and (c)reduce the ability of the packaging of tobacco ...

Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) Public Health (Sunbeds) Bill 2013

18.3.2013 There has been a growing body of evidence over recent years, that the use of sunbeds, especially by children, should be restricted because of the associated increased risk of skin cancer and other health problems. Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA ...

The National Carers' Strategy: Recognised, Supported, Empowered 2013

17.1.2013 The National Carersâ?T Strategy: Recognised, Supported, Empowered First Annual Progress Report September 2012 – September 2013 The National Carersâ?T Strategy, which was published in 2012, sets the strategic direction for future policies, servi ...

PHA/HSCB Hidden Harm Action Plan

This joint PHA/HSCB Hidden Harm Action Plan- Responding to the needs of children born to and living with parental alcohol and drug misuse in Northern Ireland, has been prepared for the DHSSPS in response to the PfA target on Hidden Harm. The plan was appr ...