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General Scheme of Health Information and Patient Safety Bill

12.11.2015 The General Scheme of the Health Information and Patient Safety was approved by the Government on 10 November.  The Bill deals with a number of areas: including, information related matters, research ethics approval structures and matters aime ...

National Sexual Health Strategy 2015- 2020

10.14655/771574-920555 Department of Health Sexual health, Sexual orientation, Sexually transmitted infictions, Testing, Screening This National Sexual Health Strategy is Ireland’s first national framework for sexual health and wellbeing. It has been deve ...

Consultation for the review of the Public Health Act (Northern Ireland) 1967

10.14655/799178-911821 Department of Health, social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) Public Health, Legislation, Infectious disease, Contamination, Chemical, Radiological, Emergency DHSSPS is reviewing the Public Health Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 (‘th ...

Consultation on the development of an Obesity Policy and Action Plan for Ireland

10.14655/771574-909630 Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Obesity, Overweight, Environment, Attitude, Body Mass Index, Lifestyle A report developed for the Department of Health by the institute of Public Health in Ireland. This report presents a ...

A Public Health Plan for the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Hepatitis C

17.7.2015 An Expert Advisory Group was established to examine the feasibility of a multi-annual treatment plan for hepatitis C.  The findings of the Expert Advisory Group are outlined in this Report ‘A Public Health Plan for the Pharmaceutical Treatment ...

Public Consultation on the development of a National Cancer Strategy for 2016-2025

10.14655/771574-886579 Department of Health Cancer strategy The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has announced that a new National Cancer Strategy is to be developed. This will be the third cancer strategy, covering the period 2016 to 2025. A Cancer Strat ...

Consultation on Regulations Under the Tobacco Retailers Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

10.14655/799178-885322 Department of Health, social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) Tobacco, Retailer, Smoking, Youth, Prevention, Access The Department of Health Social Services and Public is seeking views on three sets of draft regulations under the ...

A FITTER FUTURE FOR ALL (AFFFA): REVIEWED OUTCOME FRAMEWORK 2015- 2019

10.14655/799178-884107 Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Obesity, Overweight, Weight management A Fitter Future for All, the cross-Departmental framework for preventing overweight and obesity across the life course of the population ...

HTM 07-02 Environment & Sustainability Part A Policy and Management (PDF 2945kb)

HTM 07-02 Environment & Sustainability Part A Policy and Management 10.14655/11971-881265 Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety health, population, northern ireland, government, Health and Safety External Guidance HTM 07-02 Environme ...

Connecting for Life: Ireland's National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015-2020

24.6.2015 Connecting for Life is Irelandâ?Ts National Strategy to reduce suicide (2015-2020). The development of the strategy was a collaborative and inclusive process. Some of the most important contributions to the development of â?~Connecting for Lifeâ ...

National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016

14.5.2015 Drugs misuse continues to be one of the most significant challenges facing our country.   It is highly destructive and has devastating effects on individuals, relationships, families, communities and society in general.Implementation of the Na ...

Consultation on 'Co-operating to safeguard children and young people in Northern Ireland'

10.14655/799178-869144 Department of Health, social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) Children, Young people, Wellbeing, Safety This draft policy has been updated to reflect changes in structures and legislation. The draft policy outlines how communitie ...

A Strategy for the Development of Psychological Therapy Services- June 2010

A Strategy for the Development of Psychological Therapy Services. 10.14655/11971-850590 Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety health, population, northern ireland, government, Strategies and Action Plans A Strategy for the Development of ...

Personality Disorder: A Diagnosis for Inclusion- The Northern Ireland Personality Disorder Strategy- The Way Forward- June 2010

Personality Disorder: A Diagnosis for Inclusion- The Northern Ireland Personality Disorder Strategy- The Way Forward- June 2010 10.14655/11971-850589 Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety health, population, northern ireland, government, ...

Tobacco Free Ireland Action Plan

12.3.2015Tobacco Free Ireland was the first policy document to be launched under the Healthy Ireland framework and sets a target for Ireland to be tobacco free (i.e. with a smoking prevalence rate of less than 5%) by the year 2025.Tobacco Free Ireland has ...

Tobacco Free Ireland Action Plan

10.14655/105129-107401 Department of Health (Ireland) Tobacco Free Ireland Tobacco Free Ireland was the first policy document to be launched under the Healthy Ireland framework and sets a target for Ireland to be tobacco free (i.e. with a smoking prevalen ...

Home Accident Prevention Strategy 2015

10.14655/799178-844827 Department of Health, social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) Home accident, Unintentional injury, Safety, Prevention, Health disadvantage, Social factor, Economic factor In Northern Ireland in a typical week, two people die as a ...

Home Accident Prevention Strategy 2015

DHSSPS Home Accident Prevention Strategy 2015 10.14655/11971-842309 Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety health, population, northern ireland, government, Strategies and Action Plans DHSSPS Home Accident Prevention Strategy 2015 Policy ...

General Scheme of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015

10.14655/105129-107392 Department of Health Alcohol, Consumption, Labelling, Regulation, Advertising A Bill to provide for: 1) Health labelling of alcohol products 2) Minimum unit pricing for retailing of alcohol products 3) Regulation of marketing and ad ...

Policy for the Provision and Management of Cleaning Services (PDF 464KB)

DHSSPS Policy for the Provision and Management of Cleaning Services 10.14655/799178-833930 Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Equality Screening, Hygiene, Cleanliness, Cleaning, Healthcare This policy sets out the Department’s commitm ...

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