Peer Review in Austria: The political adequacy of quantitative impact assessment in the social field by means of micro-simulation models
Since July 2013, the SORESI micro-simulation model has been helping Austria’s policy-makers assess the likely impact of proposed policy reforms on the country’s most vulnerable social groups. This...
Peer Review in Slovenia: Long-term care – the problem of sustainable financing
Like most of Europe, Slovenia faces rapid population ageing. This places huge strain on long-term care (LTC) in particular, and the country has no unified system for providing it. To address this...
Peer Review in Poland: The Active Ageing Index and its extension to the regional level
The Active Ageing Index (AAI) focuses on the untapped potential of older people, measuring their independence and participation in paid employment and social activities. In 2013, in a unique move,...
Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Title: Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Authors: Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health
Three person IVF plans 'progress'
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.
Comment on NICE’s draft recommendations on the implantation of a duodenal-jejunal bypass sleeve (EndoBarrier) for the management of type 2 diabetes from 22 August
Public Involvement Programme
Commenting on an Interventional Procedures Consultation Document as a patient/carer or member of the public
This factsheet has been designed to help patients/carers and...
Concern on Varadkar's med card policy
The campaign group Our Children's Health has expressed concern on Health Minister Leo Varadkar's apparent u-turn on the recent Government decision to grant medical cards based on people's medical...
Mega increase in public waiting lists
New Health Minister Leo Varadkar is facing a major challenge to manage the growing waiting list crisis, with the numbers waiting for public hospital outpatient and inpatient/daycase care continuing...
Under 18 sunbed ban from today
From today, it is now illegal for under 18s to be allowed to use sunbeds.
Under the Public Health (Sunbeds) Act, it is also an offence to sell or hire a sunbed to anyone a person under 18.
Silverlink acquires Digital Spark
Patient administration system supplier Silverlink has acquired health software developer Digital Spark.