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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

National Healthy Childhood Programme Newsletter Issue 1 2016

Data Brief: Maternal Mortality in Ireland 2012-14

Maternal Death Enquiry (MDE) Ireland publishes Data Brief: Maternal Mortality in Ireland 2012-2014   MDE Ireland is pleased to announce the publication of a data brief to coincide with the latest report of the UK-based […]

Newsletter of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) November 2016

Nursing and Midwifery Quality Care – Metrics National Research Project

FINAL REMINDER: IHF 20th Stroke Study Day 2017 – Call for Abstracts – Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke 20th Annual Stroke Conference

Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke 20th Annual Stroke Conference https://ihfstroke2017.exordo.com For Health Care Professionals, All Disciplines Thursday 9th & Friday 10th March, 2017 Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin   CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – GUIDELINES […]

Normalising breastfeeding within a formula feeding culture: An Irish qualitative study

Irish Heart Foundation Stroke Study Day 2017 – Call for Abstracts

Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke 20th Annual Stroke Conference https://ihfstroke2017.exordo.com For Health Care Professionals, All Disciplines Thursday 9th & Friday 10th March, 2017 Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin   CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – GUIDELINES […]

Oral Health Matters – Let’s Start Early

Oral Health Matters – Let’s Start Early Launch of oral health training resource packs for public health nurses (PHN) in Cork (October 2016) Tooth decay still remains the most common chronic disease in children. In […]

ICHN launch the ICHN Research Awards

Earlier this year, the ICHN Research Awards were launched by the Institute of Community Health Nursing. An important element of the Institutes’ ‘Making Evidence Work for Community Nursing,’ is to promote the research ICHN members […]

ICHN Research App nominated for prestigious awards

The ICHN research connect mobile phone app was one of three projects shortlisted in the health research board category at the prestigious Irish Medical and Surgical Trade Association (IMSTA) Awards. Ms Anne Lynott, President of […]

The impact of frailty on public health nurse service utilisation

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, recently released a report on the elderlies use of public health nursing services in Ireland.The report was launched by the Centre for Health Policy and Management and Dr Lorna […]

Message from ICHN President, Anne Lynott

Dear Colleagues, I am delighted and privileged to take on the role of President of the Institute of Community Health Nursing. I have been a member of the ICHN for many years, and I have […]

World Prematurity Day 2016

ICHN Southern Branch Educational Afternoon, Macroom Health Centre – Thurs 10th Nov 2016 @ 2.30pm

You are cordially invited to an educational afternoon meeting of the ICHN Southern Branch.  Venue: Macroom Health Centre Date: Thursday 10th November 2016 Afternoon Agenda as follows : 2.30pm – Registration with some light refreshments […]