In August 2016 the Committee published its first interim report. It identified 12 work streams across a number of key areas:

 

  1. Future Vision and Strategic Challenges
  2. Funding Model
  3. Primary Care
  4. Integrated Care
  5. Chronic Disease Management
  6. Access to Care
  7. Quality and Safety
  8. Resource Allocation
  9. Organisational Reform
  10. Workforce Planning
  11. Stakeholder Consultation
  12. Implementation and Monitoring

 

Given the range of issues for discussion and analyses, the Committee on the Future of Healthcare sought to amend its terms of reference and this was agreed in Dail Eireann on the 13th December 2016. The Committee have agreed to publish a full report on its work in April 2017. In the interim the Committee have published the below report:

 

Tithe an Oireachtais An Coiste um Chúram Sláinte sa Todhchaí An Dara Tuarascáil Eatramhach ón gCoiste um Chúram Sláinte sa Todhchaí Eanáir 2017

 

Houses of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare Second Interim Report of the Committee on the Future of Healthcare January 2017

 

It is worth noting that the interim report submissions prioritised health promotion and prevention and “children’s groups emphasised the need to invest in early childhood development, health promotion and preventive services.” Presentations to the committee have shown an “overwhelming consensus on the critical importance of health promotion and prevention of ill-health in the interest of both improved public health and financial sustainability.”

 

Further information can be found on: www.oireachtas.ie