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HSE Winter Plan 2019/20 published today. #BeWinterReady

The Winter Plan 2019/20 was published, Thursday 14 November. This year an additional €26 million has been allocated to support improved patient care in hospitals and community healthcare organisations. Watch Anne O’Connor, HSE Chief Operations […]

National Review of Clinical Audit Report

The National Review of Clinical Audit Report was released today at the National Patient Safety Conference.    This important document highlights the value of clinical audit as core activity and quality improvement tool for patient […]

DRHE Activate Cold Weather Strategy 2019

12th November 2019 Dublin Region Homeless Executive Activates Cold Weather Strategy 2019 The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) coordinates the responses to homelessness on behalf of the four Dublin Local Authorities.  In order to meet […]

HIQA Guidance on a Human Rights-based Approach in Health and Social Care Services

Dear Colleagues,   I am mailing to signpost for your information to new HIQA Guidance on a Human Rights-based Approach in Health and Social Care Services. The guidance was developed in conjunction with Safeguarding Ireland, […]

National Review of Clinical Audit Report

The National Review of Clinical Audit Report was released today at the National Patient Safety Conference.    This important document highlights the value of clinical audit as core activity and quality improvement tool for patient […]

Invitation to Dr Steevens Hospital for International Day of People with Disabilities

The National Director of HR, Anne Marie Hoey, invites you to join us in a celebration of International Day for People with Disabilities. On Tuesday, December 3, from 10am to 1pm, National HR will be […]

Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 – first restrictions on advertising of alcohol become law today

From November 12, three sections of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 have come into operation.   These restrictions are:   No alcohol advertising is allowed in or on public service vehicles, at public transport […]

HSE Severe Weather Plans – Are you Winter Ready?

The Severe Weather Planning Guidance document has been updated. All health service managers and staff members need to be aware of how severe weather can impact on their area. The Severe Weather Planning Guidance document […]

Ruth Hoban: On Line Survey

Dear Colleagues,   Please see details attached of an online survey, Understanding Nurses and Midwives Professional Development in Ireland which is being undertaken by Ruth Hoban, Specialist Coordinator/Nurse Tutor, CNME, Mayo/Roscommon as part of her […]

Latest RESIST newsletter

Please find the latest edition of the RESIST newsletter which contains developments and news on antimicrobial resistance and infection control in Irish health services.    This issue covers the following topics:   GP antibiotic prescribing […]

#OurHealthService: Life Stories improve dementia patients’ lives

This week in Our Health Service: Life Story books were created for each person with dementia living in the Creagh Suite in St Brigid’s Hospital, Ballinasloe, to discover more about them, their lives, likes and […]

National Screening Services: First Patient and Public Partnership Strategy launched

On the 24th October 2019 the National Screening Service (NSS) launched its first Patient and Public Partnership Strategy. It sets out how the NSS will achieve the objective of strengthened patient and public partnership over […]

START campaign is encouraging families to cut down on treats

The new phase of the START campaign is now live, the HSE, safefood and Healthy Ireland are asking HSE staff who are parents to get involved by offering healthy snacks and cutting down on giving […]

Acute Care Dementia Hospital Award Call

The National Dementia Office is delighted to announce the launch of  a competition for a  grant  to facilitate small quality improvement projects to improve  dementia care in acute hospitals.   The National Dementia Strategy outlines […]

#OurHealthService: Busy Needles knitters support Mental Health Services

This week in Our Health Service: Roscommon based knitting group has been helping to improve the lives of clients of mental health services. The first get together was on September 30 2015. Seven ladies from […]

Launch of a Quality Improvement Toolkit –Join today’s QI webinar for an introduction

A new online resource, developed by the National Quality Improvement Team, is now available to assist staff.   The resource will help staff with Quality Improvement projects in any healthcare setting. It applies tried and […]

Memo from HSE CEO Paul Reid re: HSE Corporate Services – Structural Redesign

HSE Corporate Services – Structural Redesign   Sláintecare will transform our health and social care services over the next ten-years.  It provides staff working in the health sector with the roadmap to build a world-class […]

Health and Safety: This week is European Safety Week

This week is European Safety Week.   This year’s theme is ‘Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances’.   The goals of the campaign are:   To raise awareness of risks posed by dangerous substances in the […]

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Nursing and Midwifery online survey

Please see details attached of an online survey, Understanding Nurses and Midwives Professional Development in Ireland which is being undertaken by Ruth Hoban, Specialist Coordinator, CNME, as part of her Doctoral research. The survey takes […]

Health Library News Autumn 2019

Click here for the Autumn edition of the National Health Library & Knowledge Service Newsletter. Inside this edition you will find: Report on the abolition of library fines More on the rollout of BorrowBox nationwide […]

HSE publishes the second edition of the HSE National Complaints Casebook to improve services and service user experience

HSE publishes the second edition of the HSE National Complaints Casebook to improve services and service user experience For more information about the casebook click here This casebook gives details of complaints received by Community […]

Doctoral Research Study – Online Survey for distribution through ONMSD Office

Please click on teh links to download.  

Invitation from Sage Advocacy: Self Neglect – balancing safeguarding and autonomy – 5:30pm, 30th October 2019

Directions: The Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council’s Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8  

Growing Up in Ireland Conference

Growing Up in Ireland conference registration is open…. https://www.growingup.ie/information-for-researchers/gui-conferences/

Representation of Person with Lived Experience on the ASD Programme Board

The HSE  are running an Expression of Interest campaign for representation of Persons with a Lived Experience on the ASD Programme Board. See attached a briefing note and application form, the HSE  would be grateful […]

Free Up-Skilling and Training Course in Cardiac Rehabilitation – November 23 2019

The training will be delivered by National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health in collaboration with The Irish Association Of Cardiac Rehabilitation. The training course is endorsed by Croi and the Irish Heart Foundation and […]

HSE publishes the second edition of the HSE National Complaints Casebook

HSE publishes the second edition of the HSE National Complaints Casebook to improve services and service user experience For more information about the casebook click hereThis casebook gives details of complaints received by Community Healthcare […]

Martha McMenamin Memorial Scholarship 2019 – Call For Applications

Please click on the links below to download. Good Practice Guidelines – 2013 ApplicationForm19