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SWAT Project; Alcohol Leaflet and SAOR Training

This document details the range of activities which have been undertaken within the Ballyfermot LDATF region in 2016 as part of the SWAT (Supporting Women to Access Treatment) project. The project has been supported through […]

Minister Launched Consultations on two draft nursing and midwifery policies

Dear all, The Department is consulting on two draft nursing and midwifery policies – a press release in this regard is available at the following URL:. http://health.gov.ie/blog/press-release/minister-harris-launches-public-consultation-on-new-policies-to-enhance-nursing-and-midwifery-roles-and-career-pathways/ The consultation documents are available at the following […]

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Community Nursing Literature Update Jan – Apr 2017

Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals – Consultation

The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 was signed into law on 30th December 2015. Once commenced, this Act will apply to every person in all health and social care services.  The Act is about recognising […]

2017.2018 UCC Post Graduate Nursing and Midwifery programmes

OCO report – Waiting on Scoliosis treatment – A Children’s Rights issue

    Please find the report on ‘Waiting on Scoliosis treatment – A Children’s Rights issue’ below:    

Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals – Consultation

The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 was signed into law on 30th December 2015. Once commenced, this Act will apply to every person in all health and social care services.  The Act is about recognising […]

Children’s Research Network – Jobs, news, events etc

Network News Due to demand we have added an extra date, 30th March 2017, for our Introduction to MAXQDA workshop. This three-hour workshop will provide hands-on training on the basic tools that MAXQDA offers.  For […]

Prevalence of smoking in pregnancy and Cochrane review of interventions.

Please see attached Information on the prevalence of smoking in pregnancy and also the Cochrane review of interventions.  

Launch of National Sepsis Report 2011- 2015

Launch of National Sepsis Report 2011- 2015 The first National Sepsis Report 2011-2015 was launched at the 1st National Patient Safety Office Conference last December in Dublin Castle. National Clinical Guideline No. 6: Sepsis Management […]

Masterclass in UCD on Person Centred Co-ordinated Care

DCU – New Level 9 module on Informatics in ehealth to commence in Dublin City University in 2017

Please see the below information regarding the new Level 9 module on Informatics in ehealth to commence in Dublin City University in 2017. The module will be run over 12 weeks at a cost of 580 […]

Breastfeeding in a Healthy Ireland

Please see links below to the Breastfeeding Action plan.   https://www.breastfeeding.ie/Resources/Health-professional/Policy.html   https://www.breastfeeding.ie/Uploads/breastfeeding-in-a-healthy-ireland.pdf

ICHN Annual Conference 2017 – Save the date! – Wednesday 17th May 2017 – Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin

Choosing child and young people’s health and well-being indicators for Europe – Bridge-Health Irish group

Dr. Anthony Staines and  Sara Mc Quinn and are working on Bridge-Health  (http://www.bridge-health.eu/) which is about health information  needs and systems across Europe. They are working  on Child and  Maternal health. They  are to  make […]

Launch of Health & Social Care Professions Education & Development Strategy 2016 – 2019

Launch of Health & Social Care Professions Education & Development Strategy 2016 – 2019   The Health & Social Care Professions (HSCP) Education & Development Strategy 2016 – 2019 launched recently.   This strategy sets out […]

Breastfeeding Action Plan

Please find below the link to the Breastfeeding in a healthy Ireland- the breastfeeding action plan. Breastfeeding Policy Breastfeeding-in-a-healthy-Ireland   Please also see the www.breastfeeding.ie website which has been updated and has a huge amount of information/links/videos […]

All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care – New funding to support PCRN and AIIHPC vacancies

Health Agencies on the island of Ireland have announced a joint cross-border three year investment in palliative care research to grow clinical knowledge and improve patient experience. The investment of €210,000 / £180,000 has been […]

Improving Outcomes for Children and Families in the Early Years: A Key Role for Health Visiting Services

Improving outcomes for children and families in the early years  –  A key role for health visiting services   Please see below for a link to a recent UK publication on the role of the […]

Broadcast Emai: New National Health & Social Care Professions Office established in HSE

  New National Health & Social Care Professions Office established in HSE The National Director of Human Resources, Rosarii Mannion, is pleased to announce the establishment of the National Health & Social Care Professions Office […]

Home Birth Service – 18 professional policies, procedures and guidelines

The New Home Births professional policies, procedures and guidelines: http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/3/maternity/New-Home-Birth-Policies-and-Procedures/. As part of the HSE’s communication process two Clinical Professional Seminars were delivered in December 2016 at two locations, Athlone and Cork . The seminars included […]

Committee on the Future of Healthcare

In August 2016 the Committee published its first interim report. It identified 12 work streams across a number of key areas:   Future Vision and Strategic Challenges Funding Model Primary Care Integrated Care Chronic Disease […]

A message from President Anne Lynott

Dear Colleagues, Welcome to our spring newsletter. Since the Institute’s last newsletter a number of submissions have been made supporting and responding to the work of the ICHN. The ICHN forwarded a submission to the […]

Home Visiting and Parent Support Programmes

NWCI – Irish Government’s record on women’s rights under the UN microscope

  Irish Government’s record on women’s rights under the UN microscope Dear member, This morning NWCI released our Shadow Report in advance of the examination of Ireland’s combined sixth and seventh periodic reports under the UN […]

Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare

  The Committee on the Future of Healthcare have issued an interim report (attached) and say they will issue their final report on 28th April.      

New study in Lancet regarding high global prevalence of foetal alcohol syndrome – Ireland in top five

Interesting article regarding high prevalence of foetal alcohol syndrome globally.   The authors performed a large systematic review and meta-analysis of 328 international studies, the paper can be accessed online here   : Global prevalence of […]

Who cares for carers? Conference, 7 February 2017, The Guildhall, Derry/Londonderry – bursaries available

  The ‘Who cares for carers? Working together to improve support in palliative care’ conference is taking place on 7 February 2017 in The Guildhall, Derry/Londonderry. This conference is for health and social care professionals, […]

Message from ICHN President Anne Lynott