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Policies, Strategies & Action plans

Policies, Strategies and Action Plans

Statement of Strategy 2016-2019

20.12.2016 This is the Statement of Strategy for the Department of Health for the period 2016-2019. It sets out our mission, our values, and our role and main functions. It describes the current environment in which health and social services are to be de ...

National Men's Health Action Plan [Healthy Ireland- Men HI-M (2017-2021)]

Men's Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) Men's health, Gender-specific strategy, Life expectancy, Mortality, Health inequalities, Community engagement, Sustainability, Partnership, Capacity building Ireland became the first country in the world to p ...

A Diabetes Strategic Framework

Health Minister Michelle O'Neill is delighted to present a Diabetes Strategic Framework for the north of Ireland. Diabetes is a condition which we know affects at least 90,000 people living here. Every day here, on average, 10 people are newly diagno ...

A Healthy Weight for Ireland: Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016 – 2025

Department of Health (RoI) Obesity, Overweight, Healthy eating, Eating Habits, Physical activity, Exercise This Obesity Policy and Action Plan is the result of the Government’s desire to assist its people to achieve better health and in particular to redu ...

Leaving Prostitution: a strategy for help and support

Strategy under Section 19 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland) Policy papers, Public health policy and a ...

Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse in Northern Ireland Strategy

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and the Department of Justice, as the lead policy Departments for Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse, have publish a new Strategy for tackling domestic and sexual violence and abuse in Northe ...

Research for Better Health and Social Care Strategy (2016-25)

Research and development is an integral part of ensuring that health and social care services are of the highest quality and informed by the best available and up-to-date evidence.  For that reason, DHSSPS invests over £10m annually in promoting research ...

Child Protection Policy for Children's Homes

Children are among the most vulnerable members of society: they are liable to abuse, exploitation and deprivation. They have the right to expect and receive protection from within the childcare system Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safet ...

Disability Action Plan 2012-16

The Department remains committed to the fulfilment of the twodisability duties, as set out in Section 49A of the DisabilityDiscrimination Act (DDA) 1995, across the Department’s functions.  10.14655/11971-987781 Department of Health, Social Services and P ...

eHealth and Care Strategy

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.  Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland) ...

National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016 Progress Report 2015

10.14655/771574-982338 Department of Health Substance misuse, Drugs, Drug problems, Family, Community Drugs misuse continues to be one of the most significant challenges facing our country. It is highly destructive and has devastating effects on individua ...

Reporting obligations under the Tobacco Products Directive No. 2014/40/EU

8.3.2016Notice to Industry- March 2016Under Articles 5 and 20 of Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 [1], on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States conc ...

Strategy for the Office of the Chief Nursing Officer 2015-2017

3.2.2016 The Strategy sets out the Vision, Mission and Values for the Office. It also highlights the Officeâ?Ts Strategic Objectives until end 2017, as follows:  Department of Health (Ireland) health, population, ireland, government 3.2.2016 The Strategy ...

National Maternity Strategy: Creating a Better Future Together 2016-2026

22.2.2016 Ireland’s first National Maternity Strategy, Creating A Better Future Together, 2016 – 2026 was launched by the Minister for Health on 27 January 2016. The Strategy maps out the future for maternity and neonatal care, to ensure that it will be s ...

The Voluntary Health Insurance (Amendment) Act 1996 (Appointment of date pursuant to subsection (5)(b) of section 2) Order 2015

9.4.2015This Order extends the date by which the Voluntary Health Insurance Board must acquire the necessary capital reserves to make an application for authorisation by the Central Bank of Ireland. Download a copy of S.I. 110 of 2015 Department of Health ...

Get Ireland Active: The National Physical Activity Plan

14.1.2016 This Plan focuses on different types of actions, some immediate and some more long-term and sustainable solutions, which recognise that behaviour change is complex, challenging and takes time. This does not merely focus on overcoming deficits bu ...

National Sexual Health Strategy

29.10.2015The action plan sets out the main actions to be taken in 2015 and 2016 to commence implementation of the National Sexual Health Strategy for Ireland 2015â?"2020.  Download the strategy here. Department of Health (Ireland) health, populatio ...

Creating a Better Future Together: National Maternity Strategy 2016- 2026

10.14655/771574-957955 Department of Health (Ireland) Maternity, Childbirth, Child health, Mother, Pregnancy, Pregnant woman Irish maternity services are good and compare well with those in other countries in terms of safety and patient outcomes. Much has ...

National Physical Activity Plan for Ireland

10.14655/771574-953454 Get Ireland Active Physical activity, Exercise, Obesity, Overweight, Sedentary behaviour, Lifestyle There is strong evidence to support the multiple benefits of physical activity to health and wellbeing. It promotes healthy growth a ...

HSC consent for hospital postmortem examination regional policy

This document has been developed to standardise policy and practice regarding consent for hospital post-mortem (PM) examination across all HSC Trusts. It defines accountability for trusts to ensure they meet their responsibilities for obtaining valid cons ...