Covid 19/Research

National Taskforce on the NCHD Workforce Launched

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced that he is establishing a National Taskforce to focus on the Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor (NCHD) workforce. The purpose of the Taskforce is…

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Covid 19/Education

Re-Instatement of Therapists to Special Schools

Minister of State for Disability, Anne Rabbitte, has announced that the HSE has commenced a process to re-instate therapists in special schools where previously they had been provided. Announcing the…

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Covid 19/Education

RCSI Launches New Education Platform for NCHDs

RCSI have launched a new education platform which includes over 110 courses dedicated for NCHDs across Ireland. This extensive CPDSS programme has been developed by RCSI in collaboration with HSE…

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Covid 19/Education

91% of GPs Signed Up For CDM Programme

Uptake of the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) programme by GPs and patients is ‘excellent’ with over 91 per cent of GPs signed up and around 75 per cent of eligible…

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Covid 19/Health

Additional €1.9m in Funding for Women’s Mental Health Services Announced

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD and Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD have announced an additional €1.9m in funding for women’s mental health services in…

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Covid 19/Health

Launch of the National Women and Infants Health Programme’s Annual Report 2021

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly have launched the National Women and Infants Health Programme’s Annual Report for 2021. The National Women and Infants Health Programme was established in the HSE…

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Covid 19/Health

Sláíntecare Action Plan for 2022 Published

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has published the Sláíntecare Action Plan 2022. Sláintecare works to deliver a safe, health and social care service that meets the needs of our…

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Covid 19/Health

HSE’s Capital Plan for 2022 Announced

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced the approval of the HSE’s Capital Plan for 2022, which outlines the strategic priorities for the Health Investment Programme. The 2022 Capital Plan…

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Covid 19/Health

National Clinical Guideline No. 29: Unexpected Intraoperative Life Threatening Haemorrhage

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly welcomes the publication of a new National Clinical Effectiveness Guideline to provide clinical staff with evidence-based actions to assist with preventing, recognising, managing and…

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COVID 19

Worsening Waiting List Crisis Revealed As Child Waiting Lists Top 100,000

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has expressed its extreme concern at the new record number on the child waiting lists to be treated or assessed in public hospitals. The…

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COVID 19

Government Approves Regional Health Areas Proposal

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced government approval for the next steps for the implementation of Regional Health Areas (RHA)s. RHAs will plan, fund, manage and deliver integrated…

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Covid 19/Health

Minister for Health Welcomes Efforts Towards Improving Access to Our Gynaecology Services

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, acknowledges the progress being made to improve both the access to and the sustainability of our gynaecology services. The Department of Health is working with…

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Covid 19/Health

First Women’s Health Action Plan Launched

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly launched the Women’s Health Action Plan 2022-2023, the first Women’s Health Action Plan published in Ireland. The Action Plan was developed by the Department…

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Covid 19/Education

Approval for Irish Hospitals to Join European Reference Networks on Rare Diseases

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has welcomed formal notification from the European Commission that 15 applications (mainly consortia) submitted by five Irish academic hospitals to join European Reference Networks have…

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COVID 19

Acceleration of COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Programme Announced

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly has announced the acceleration of the COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Programme. Given the emergence of the Omicron variant and demonstrable impact of the booster dose…

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COVID 19

COVID-19 Antigen Tests: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 antigen tests are also known as ‘lateral flow tests’. They are the tests you buy in shops and pharmacies and can use at home yourself. They are not as…

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COVID 19

Minister for Health Welcomes Publication of Health in Ireland

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, welcomed the publication of Health in Ireland – Key Trends 2021. This annual report is based on health data from March 2020 – mid-November…

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Covid 19/Health

Social Workers Call on Government to Safeguard Adults at Risk of Abuse and Neglect

On Ireland’s first National Safeguarding Day, the Irish Association of Social Workers call on Government to act without delay and introduce measures to safeguard adults at risk of abuse and…

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COVID 19

Launch of €13m Healthy Communities Programme

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, and Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD, launched a new healthy communities programme worth €13m to support…

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COVID 19

Hugely Concerning Recruitment Trend Sees Doctor Shortages in Health Services

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned that a chronic inability to attract applicants to vacant posts and doctor shortages in our health services across all medical specialties is having…

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