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Broadcast: This week in Our Health Service – Moira’s story

This week in Our Health Service: “It is a huge relief to know now that if I feel unwell, I can pop along to the GP straightaway and not leave it until the end of […]

Broadcast: Registration for the GP Visit Card Carers scheme is now live

Registration for the GP Visit Card Carers scheme is now live Extra 14,000 carers now eligible for free GP visit card Register on www.mymedicalcard.ie   From the 1st September 2018 all persons in receipt of […]

HSE National Wound Management Guidelines 2018

The Wound Management Guidelines will inform Nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with an acute or chronic wounds, of the most up-to-date evidence available to support the standardisation of […]

Broadcast: Re EMS Gathering Ireland 2018

EMS Gathering Ireland 2018     The EMS Gathering is a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency educational event being held in the Victorian Quarter of Cork City bringing together Acute Hospitals, Ambulance, Navy, Army, An Garda Síochána, Addiction […]

5th International GNPHN Conference – call for abstracts

5th International GNPHN Conference – call for abstracts Applications close 30 September 2018   The 5th International conference for Global Network of Public Health Nursing (GNPHN) takes place 14-16 May 2019 in Kenya – and the […]

Broadcast: QUIT smoking materials available in multiple languages

QUIT smoking materials available in multiple languages   The HSE’s QUIT smoking campaign booklet, ‘A guide to quitting smoking’ has been translated into Irish, Spanish, French, Polish, Lithuanian, Romanian, Portuguese and Arabic.   The guide […]

Sláintecare implementation plan published

  Dear colleagues, Please see links below to the Minister’s press release and to the full implementation plan for Sláintecare, published 8th August 2018     https://health.gov.ie/blog/press-release/minister-harris-publishes-slaintecare-implementation-strategy-marking-important-milestone-towards-delivering-health-reform/   https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/slaintecare-implementation-strategy/

National Institute of Health Sciences Call for Abstracts – Spring 2019

Dear Colleagues, A Call for Abstracts for the Spring 2019 edition of the National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin is currently being made. The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday, September 14th, […]

Public Consultation on Draft National Standards for Adult Safeguarding

  Please see the below correspondence from HIQA in relation to public consultation by HIQA and the Mental Health Commission on draft national standards for adult safeguarding. I also attach the link to access the […]

Broadcast: mPower Project Commences in CHO 1

mPower Project Commences in CHO 1  Supporting older people to remain in their own homes and communities   Over 100 people attended two recent learning events, one in Letterkenny and one in Sligo, to learn […]

Broadcast: Coming Next Month – Staff Survey ‘Your Opinion Counts 2018’

Coming Next Month Staff Survey ‘Your Opinion Counts 2018’   The national Staff Engagement Survey, Your Opinion Counts, goes live on September 1 next. The Survey is to be carried out across the Health Sector […]

Broadcast: Professional Supervision Training Programme for HSE HSCP Supervisors

The National HSCP Office are now inviting applicants to apply for a place on the HSE Health & Social Care Profession’s Professional Supervision Training Programme for HSE HSCP Supervisors Please bring to the attention of […]

Broadcast: MSc in Preventive Cardiology

MSc in Preventive Cardiology Multidisciplinary approaches to CVD Health & Lifestyle Medicine College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, NUI Galway in partnership with the National Institute of Preventive Cardiology (NIPC) Closing date for 2018 […]

Ag Eisteacht ABLE Training: Relational Based Training for Front-line Practitioners

HSE launches new Hepatitis C online information resource for World Hepatitis Day

www.hse.ie/hepc HSE launches new Hepatitis C online information resource on World Hepatitis Day, Saturday 28th July Find the missing millions: 300 million people worldwide are living with viral hepatitis and many are unaware that they have it.   To mark World Hepatitis Day, which falls on Saturday 28thJuly, Minister of State […]

President’s address: July 2018

President’s address: July 2018   Dear Colleagues, Welcome to our summer newsletter. The Institute’s Annual Conference was held in May 2018 in Limerick. The theme was “New Horizons: Enhancing Clinical in Community Nursing”. Papers were […]

Broadcast: Coming Soon: Staff Survey “Your Opinion Counts 2018”

Coming Soon Staff Survey “Your Opinion Counts 2018” The national Staff Engagement Survey, Your Opinion Counts, is to be carried out across the Health Sector commencing this September. The Survey will be available at www.youropinioncounts.ie  from […]

Broadcast: Blood clots are biggest cause of preventable deaths in hospitals

HSE launches patient alert cards to raise awareness of signs and symptoms, and publishes report on improving blood clot prevention in hospitals     The HSE has just launched a new patient alert cards and […]

Broadcast: “Demystifying the ECG” Workshop

National Institute for Preventive Cardiology “Demystifying the ECG” Workshop Saturday 20th October, Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Galway This one-day workshop addresses the needs of primary care nurses and doctors, hospital -based nurses, private and […]

Broadcast: Summer Newsletter for Mental Health Engagement

Welcome to the Summer 2018 issue of Caidreamh, the Enewsletter for, and about, Mental Health Engagement   When our Spring edition came out, we were wrestling with snow and cold and, now, we have found […]

Broadcast: Updated version of the National Directory of Mental Health Services now available

Colleagues,   Mental Health Services is pleased to inform all staff the availability of the updated version of the National Directory of Mental Health Services (v.18Q3) which can be downloaded in Microsoft Excel format on […]

Broadcast: New child safety resource and training available

New child safety resource and training available   Children aged 0 to 5 most at risk of injuries at home Updated to include risks like hair straighteners CPD-accredited eLearning and manual for professionals New resources […]

Broadcast: Professional Supervision Training Programme for HSE HSCP Supervisors

The National HSCP Office are now inviting applicants to apply for a place on the HSE Health & Social Care Profession’s Professional Supervision Training Programme for HSE HSCP Supervisors   Aim: To equip HSE HSCP […]

Broadcast: New cocaine campaign offers factsheets for health professionals

Ireland ranks fourth highest in EU for use of cocaine among young adults Cocaine factsheets for health professionals and posters available on www.drugs.ie/cocaine   In light of an upward trend in cocaine use and cocaine-associated […]

Important updates to www.immunisation.ie

Dear All The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) have issued a number of updates to the National Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland.   The following chapters have been updated 3 Immunisation of immunocompromised persons 2018 7 […]

Patient Safety Bill

Government approves Patient Safety Bill 05 Jul 2018 Government approval for the Patient Safety Bill, which provides in law for the mandatory open disclosure of serious reportable patient safety incidents, has been announced. The Bill […]

Broadcast: Introducing the Health Services Change Guide

People’s Needs Defining Change – Health Services Change Guide Dear Colleagues, We are really pleased to let you know that People’s Needs Defining Change – Health Services Change Guide is now available to read and […]

Reminder: Growing Up in Ireland 2018 Conference – Call for Abstracts open until July 27th

  Growing Up in Ireland Annual Research Conference 2018 Call for Abstracts Growing Up in Ireland – the National Longitudinal Study of Children, will hold its tenth annual research conference on Thursday 8th November 2018 […]

Broadcast: Health Service Leadership Academy – Leading Care III Diploma in Management Programme Open for Applications

Health Service Leadership Academy Applications Invited for new Leading Care III Diploma in Management Programme   Closing Date Monday 16th July 2018   I am delighted to advise that the Health Service Leadership Academy’s newest […]

Broadcast: Climate Control – Advice for Health Services

Climate Control – Advice for Health Services   Weather Forecast The weather continues to be dominated by high pressure giving warm and sunny weather, a situation which is forecast by Met Éireann to continue.  Met […]