Rare diseases:

Rare diseases: improving access, care and diagnosis People with a rare diseases face challenges as such diseases can take time to be diagnosed.  Patients can go through years of testing and mis diagnosis before seeing a specialist who knows what care they require. About 5% of rare diseases have therapies with few cures, at best…

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Patient centred community care – a reality?

Make patient centred community care a reality How we develop sustainable patient centric community care policies and still meet the demands of key stakeholders was a key question at the heart of the discussions at Health First conference on ‘Making Patient-centred community care a Reality’. In collaboration with the Latvian Presidency of the EU, the…

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ie:Better Start – Early Years Quality Development Service

Better Start, the National Early Years Quality Development Service’ initiative to promote and enhance quality of early childhood care and education launched in Ireland, 14 May 2015. Minister Reilly said: ‘Better Start demonstrates my Department’s and this Government’s commitment to ensure excellence in early years services.  Every year, in the region of €13 million is…

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ie: Agreement on Free GP Care for Under 6s

Statement: Ministers welcome Agreement with IMO on Free GP Care for Under-6s Agreement between the Department of Health, the HSE and the Irish Medical Organisation on terms for the delivery of free GP care for all children aged under 6. “This agreement represents the first step in the phased introduction of a universal GP service…

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Cross border co-operation for children’s cardiac care

Significant co-operation on delivering children’s cardiac care with surgeons from Dublin travelling to Belfast to perform non-complex procedures. Complex operations stopped in Belfast around two years ago, with many children currently having to travel to England for surgery. Proposed plans envisage  in future all children on the island of Ireland can  have surgery in Dublin,…

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National Primary Care Conference, 19th Nov. 2014

4th National Primary Care Conference & Exhibition 19th Nov. at Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny, Ireland. 4th National Primary Care Conference & Exhibition will include a training & best practice sharing session for Primary Care Practice Managers. Two for one Conference fee discounts are available to teams of Practice Managers/GP’s attending the Conference & Exhibition on the day;…

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New standards for nursing homes and residential care

New Standards for nursing homes and residential care settings for Older People. The Minister of State for Primary and Social Care, Kathleen Lynch TD has welcomed the launch of HIQA’s public consultation on new National Standards for Nursing Homes and Residential Care Settings for Older People. “Patient safety and quality assurance is secured by setting…

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ENS4CARE

ENS4CARE Project The Euorpean Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) is an associate partner in the ENS4Care project (Evidence Based Guidelines for Nursing and Social Care on eHealth services) through a sustainable Thematic Network. The project coordinator is the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN). The ultimate goal of the Thematic Network (TN) is to establish…

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eHealth in the EU

Press Release eHealth in the EU: what’s the diagnosis? According to two surveys in acute care hospitals (those for short-term medical or surgical treatment and care) and among General Practitioners (GPs) in Europe, the use of eHealth is starting to grow, with 60% of GPs using eHealth tools in 2013, up 50% since 2007. More…

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ENS4Care Project

ENS4Care – Evidence Based Guidelines for Nursing and Social Care on the Deployment of eHealth Services The EIWH (EUROHEALTH.IE) is an associate partner in the ENS4Care project (Evidence Based Guidelines for Nursing and Social Care on eHealth services) through a sustainable Thematic Network. The project is coordinated by the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN)….

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