Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare in Ireland

The Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare sought an extension for its work to develop cross political party consensus on a ten year plan for health reform including the delivery of a universal health system.

The Committee has held extensive public hearings with key witnesses, has received over 150 submissions from the public and will publish its work by the end of April 2017.

Key themes emerging from their work include broad support for delivering services on the basis of medical need; the critical importance of health promotion and public health; the fundamental role of primary care in managing the vast majority of care needs; the importance of integrated care; how eHealth developments are a critical enabler for integrated care; the necessity in retaining and recruiting quality staff; a desire to have clinical and managerial accountability and governance.

The Second Interim report of the Committee is available here.

Read the original article from the Health Systems and Policy Monitor.

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Published 13. March 2017 in News Ireland