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Standard: Environmental Management

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland All tasks and processes that pose an environmental risk are managed to minimise any negative impact on the environment This standard is based on the requirements set out in the Inte ...

Standards for Irish Healthcare Library and information Services

Health Sciences Libraries Group (HSLG), Library Association of Ireland Standards for the provision of healthcare libraries and information services This is the 2nd edition of the Standards for Irish healthcare library and information services. Work practi ...

Service Framework for Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Care

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI) Standards for the care of cancer patients The Service Framework for Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Care is the third in a planned series of Service Frameworks to be developed.   It sets ...

Towards a Restraint Free Environment in Nursing Homes

10.3.2011 Towards a Restraint Free Environment in Nursing Homes Equality, fairness, respect, dignity, autonomy and participation are core values that underpin human rights. In residential care settings for older people we require that human rights are pos ...

National Standards for Children's Residential Centres

10.6.2001 The Department of Health and Children and the Social Services Inspectorate in conjunction with representatives of the Health Boards have developed these National Standards for the inspection of childrenâ?Ts residential centres, both statutory an ...

A Framework for Quality in Long-Term Residential Care for Older People in Ireland

10.12.2000 The National Council on Ageing and Older People has long been concerned about the quality of long-term residential care for older people in Ireland. In 1986, its predecessor, the National Council for the Aged published “It’s Our Home”. The Qual ...

Healthy Child, Healthy Future: A Framework for the Universal Child Health Promotion Programme in Northern Ireland- Pregnancy to 19 Years

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI) Child Health The First Minister and Deputy First Minister, through the OFMDFM Strategy, ‘our Children and Young People- our Pledge’, (2006), aim to improve the life chances for children an ...

Public Health Outcomes Framework 2013 to 2016

Department of Health Public health The Public Health Outcomes Framework Healthy lives, healthy people: Improving outcomes and supporting transparency sets out a vision for public health, desired outcomes and the indicators that will help us understand how ...

Research Data e- Infrastructures: Framework for Action in H2020

European Commission (EC) Open Access publishing The emergence of data driven science reflects the increasing value of a range of observational, sensor, simulation, streaming and experimental data in every field of science. Data e- infrastructures link kno ...

Quality Standard for Asthma

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Asthma This quality standard defines clinical best practice within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide the public, hea ...

NICE Quality Standards

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Health service standards NICE quality standards are a concise set of statements designed to drive and measure priority quality improvements within a particular area of care. NICE quality standar ...

New strategic Direction for Alcohol and Drugs: A Framework for Reducing Alcohol and Drugs Related Harm in Northern Ireland Phase 2, 2011- 2016

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI) Substance misuse Alcohol and drug misuse, and their related harms, cost our society hundreds of millions of pounds every year. However, this financial burden can neverfully describe the fu ...

Partnership Framework: a model for partnerships in health

Newsletter 10.14655/749069-36551 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Multi-sectoral, Partnerships, Evaluation This paper provides a framework to guide the development and evaluation of multi-sectoral partnerships for health. It is based on a story dialo ...

Childminding and Day Care for Children Under Age 12

DHSSPS Child care services, Child health, Childminding The Minimum Standards for Day Care and Childminding for Children Under Age 12 have been developed to provide assurance of a consistent level of quality in these services, and also to ensure a consiste ...

Draft BAI General and Children's Commercial Communications Codes: Consultation Document

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Governing standards, Practices, Broadcasting code, Broadcasters The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is an independent statutory organisation responsible for a number of key areas of activity with regard to televis ...

Environmental Cleanliness Standard

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) ENVIRONMENT, INFECTION CONTROL, PREVENTION There is a system in place which ensures that all HSS Trusts meet the requirements of the Regional Strategy for Improving the Standard of Environme ...

Food Hygiene Standard

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) FOOD, FOOD HYGIENE, HYGIENE, LEGISLATION All catering management, food handlers and HPSS premises from which food is sourced, stored, prepared or served, complies with the current food safet ...

Framework for the Development of a Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme for Ireland

Irish College of Opthalmologists and Health Service Executive QUALITY OF LIFE, SCREENING, DIABETES In 2007 the HSE set up the Expert Advisory Group on Diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy screening was immediately identified as a priority service in need of dev ...

Health in All Policies Framework for Country Action

World Health Organization (WHO) Equity, Health equality, Social enviromenrt, Policy-making Many of the determinants of health and health inequities in populations have social and economic origins that are beyond the direct influence of the health sector a ...

Learning Disability Service Framework: Consultation Document

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI) Standards of care, Service users, Carers, Family The overall aim of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) (the Department) is to improve the health and socia ...