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Adoption Board -Adoption Authority - Adoption in Ireland is regulated by the Adoption Board / Authority which is an independent quasi judicial statutory body appointed by Government

Alcohol Action Ireland
Are you concerned about your own drinking or that of someone close to you?

Alcohol Service Finder is an online directory of alcohol services in Ireland and is searchable by location and by the age of the person for whom help is being sought. Alcohol Service Finder was developed by Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, in response to members of the public seeking help to address their own drinking or that of a loved one

Arts and Health - is a national website providing a focal point and resource for the field of arts and health in Ireland via resource documents, project case studies, a directory of contacts, perspectives on a range of issues and current news.

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Birthmark Ireland - a support website for parents of children with a birthmark

BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme is a new, government-funded screening programme. Once established, it will offer a BowelScreen home test kit to women and men aged 60 to 69 every two years.

BreastCheck - is a Government-funded programme providing breast screening and invites women aged 50 to 64 for a free mammogram on an area-by-area basis every two years. The aim of BreastCheck is to reduce deaths from breast cancer by finding and treating the disease at an early stage.

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Careers Portal - a career guidance website for graduates, school leavers and career changers.  The HSE have a dedicated section that includes an overview of the Sector and a number of career video profiles. 

Cancer Screening - The National Cancer Screening Service will develop and provide quality cancer screening programmes for people in Ireland.

CAWT - Cooperation And Working Together (CAWT) is a partnership between the Health and Social Care Services in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, which facilitates cross border collaborative working in health and social care.

Central Statistics Office - The Central Statistics Office holds a comprehensive database of Irish statistical information

CervicalCheck - The National Cervical Screening Programme provides free smear tests to women aged 25 to 60. A smear test is a simple procedure that only takes minutes and is the most effective way to detect changes in the cells of the cervix.

Childrensfoodcampaign - The HSE and the National Heart Alliance are calling for a ban on TV advertising of unhealthy foods to children such as confectionary, salty snack foods, fizzy sugary drinks and fast food.  Scientific evidence links these foods to a poor diet and obesity in young people. Read more on this important issue and share your views on our new website www.childrensfoodcampaign.net

Citizens Information - Citizens Information is an Irish eGovernment website provided by the Citizens Information Board. The site provides public service information for Ireland.

Clare Care - Clarecare is the largest Clare-based voluntary agency providing caring services for the people of Clare. Funded by the HSE, Clarecare provides the following services; Home Help, Social Work, Conas ata tu, Clarecare Day Centres, Family Support Services, Community Childcare, Family Work, Adolescent Services, Advocacy Service, Aftercare, Traveller Support, Springboard Project, Citizens Information Centre, Community Development, Volunteer co-ordination, duty service, Thrift shops, holiday houses.

Combat Poverty - Combat Poverty is a statutory organisation responsible for advising the Irish Government on policies to reduce poverty in Ireland

Consultative Council on Hepatitis C

COSC - National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.The work of Cosc covers issues relating to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence against women and men, including older people.

Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance

Commission of Investigation (Leas Cross Nursing Home)

Office of the Minister for Children

Crime Victims Helpline - Crime Victims Helpline is a national helpline service for victims of crime.  Trained volunteers provide  listening and emotional support, information on all aspects of the criminal justice system, and liaise with Gardaí and other agencies and services.   They also provide information on local and specialist services which support victims of crime.

Crisis Pregnancy Agency

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Department of Health and Children- The Department of Health and Children's statutory role is to support the Minister in the formulation and evaluation of policies for the health services. It also has a role in the strategic planning of health services

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening - The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme is a new, government-funded screening programme that offers free, regular diabetic retinopathy screening to people with diabetes aged 12 years and older.

DPP Ireland - The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is responsible for the prosecution of crime in the courts on behalf of the People of Ireland

D-DOC - North Dublin, Urgent GP Out of Hours Service

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Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRI) - ESRI research covers a wide range of topics including: Education ,Enterprise Sector, Health, Housing, Industrial Development, Macroeconomics, Migration, Demography and the Family, Regional Studies, Resource Economics/Energy/Environment, Social Attitudes and Social Capital, Social Disadvantage, Tax, Social Security and Pensions. This site also contains the Hospital Inpatient Enquiry System (HIPE).

End of Life

EPIC - EPIC is one of the Social Inclusion Programmes in Business in the Community Ireland. It isfunded by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration (formerly the Office of the Minister for Integration) under the Department of Justice and Equality and co-financed under the European Social Fund Human Capital Operational Programme 2007-2013.

EU Health Portal - Information from the European Commission on health topics, lifestyle issies and health statistics

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Safe Food - Food Safety Promotion Board - promotion of food safety, Research into food safety, Communication of food alerts, Surveillance of foodborne disease

National Federation of Voluntary Bodies
The national umbrella organisation for voluntary/non-statutory agencies who provide direct services to people with intellectual disability. 

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HSE Primary Care Reimbursement Service - Formerly the General Medical Services (payment) Board Health Board, DPS card Tracker ,Optical Claim Entry System ,Doctors Claim Entry System, Optical And Dental Reports, Reimbursable Items

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Health Data
Healthdata is a user-friendly web based tool for health related information and knowledge exchange

Health Information and Quality Authority - Iindependent Authority reporting to the Minister for Health and Children, set up to drive quality, safety, accountability and the best use of resources in health and social care services, whether delivered by public, voluntary or private bodies

Health Insurance Authority - Independent regulator of the private health insurance industry, licensing private health insurers under the Health Insurance Acts and monitoring the health insurance market.

Healthlink- Healthlink is an electronic communications project which facilitates the secure transfer of information between Primary and Secondary care.

Health Protection Surveillance Centre - HPSC is part of the HSE and collates, interprets and disseminates data in order to provide the best possible information on infectious diseases

National Haemophilia Council - The establishment of a National Haemophilia Council was approved by Government following the recommendations of the Lindsay Tribunal in 2001. The Regulations placing the Council on a statutory footing were signed by the Minister for Health and Children on 22 July, 2004. (S.I. No. 451 of 2004.) The principal function of the Council is to advise the Minister for Health and Children and health service agencies on haemophilia issues.

HIPE - Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRI) - ESRI research covers a wide range of topics including: Education ,Enterprise Sector, Health, Housing, Industrial Development, Macroeconomics, Migration, Demography and the Family, Regional Studies, Resource Economics/Energy/Environment, Social Attitudes and Social Capital, Social Disadvantage, Tax, Social Security and Pensions. This site also contains the Hospital Inpatient Enquiry System (HIPE).

The Irish Hospice Foundation - The Irish Hospice Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the hospice philosophy and supports the development of hospice care

Health Service Reform Programme

HSE National Counselling Service

HSE Libraries Online


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Immunisation - the HSE immunisation website provides information on immunisation for the General Public and Healthcare Professionals

Institute of Public Health - established in 1999 to promote co-operation for public health on the island of Ireland

Irish Advocacy Network - to give support and information to people with mental health difficulties by befriending them and offering a confidential listening ear or peer advocacy

Ireland and Northern Ireland's Population Health Observatory (INIsPHO) - The Observatory supports those working to improve health and reduce health inequalities by producing and disseminating health intelligence

Irish Heart Foundation - Provides information on heart health to the public and media .Supports patients in managing heart disease and stroke

Irish Hospice Foundation - The Irish Hospice Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the hospice philosophy and supports the development of hospice care

ISQua, The International Society for Quality in Health Care, is a non-profit organisation which provides services to guide health professionals, providers, researchers, agencies, policy makers and consumers, to achieve excellence in healthcare delivery to all people, and to continuously improve the quality and safety of care

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Letsomeoneknow.ie is an interactive website developed by the HSE aimed at increasing young people’s awareness about mental health and well-being as well as providing some advice and contact details for support.

HSE Libraries Online

Losingyourjob
Losingyourjob.ie is provided by the Citizens Information Board. This microsite provides public service information for those who are currently unemployed or are becoming unemployed in Ireland. Losingyourjob.ie is based on content from www.citizensinformation.ie.

 

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MABS (Money Advice and Budgeting Service (Ireland))
Experiencing Financial difficulties? Problems paying off Debts? Need Advice on Money Management?
MABS is a national, free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt

Mentalhealth.org.uk contains some excellent publications that can be downloaded free of charge.  Booklets on ADHD, eating disorders, schizophrenia, self-harm and anxiety offer good information and advice to parents and young people.

Migraine.ie - The Migraine Association of Ireland [MAI] is a registered charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 12-15% of our population who suffer from migraine. The Association provides information, support and reassurance to migraine sufferers and those with other headache disorders. Information is also on offer to the families and friends of migraineurs and to medical professionals.

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National Cancer Registry - The National Cancer Registry has been collecting comprehensive cancer information for the whole population of the Republic of Ireland since 1994

National Suicide Research Foundation Ireland - The NSRF consists of a multi-disciplinary team with contributions from a broad range of disciplines, including epidemiology, psychology, psychiatry and biostatistics

The National Perinatal Reporting System - The NPRS collects data on approximately 60,000 birth records each year from 22 hospitals and 18 independent midwives.

HSE National Counselling Service

Health Protection Surveillance Centre (formerly the NDSC, National Disease Surveillance Centre) - HPSC is part of the HSE and collates, interprets and disseminates data in order to provide the best possible information on infectious diseases

Nursing Homes Ireland - Registered Nursing Homes in Ireland

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Office of the Ombudsman - The Ombudsman's staff examine complaints about the administrative actions of the HSE.
18 Lower Leeson St, Dublin 2. Tel Locall 1890 22 30 30. Email ombudsman@ombudsman.gov.ie

Office of the Minister for Children

One Parent Exchange & Network

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HSE Primary Care Reimbursement Service - Formerly the General Medical Services (payment) Board Health Board, DPS card Tracker ,Optical Claim Entry System ,Doctors Claim Entry System, Optical And Dental Reports, Reimbursable Items

Patient Treatment Register (PTR) - The Patient Treatment Register is a database for public in-patient and day-case waiting lists

Ireland and Northern Ireland's Population Health Observatory (INIsPHO) - The Observatory supports those working to improve health and reduce health inequalities by producing and disseminating health intelligence

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Reachout.com is a web-based resource for young people to find out about mental health difficulties such as anxiety, self-harm, anger and ideas for how to cope.

www.rcpsych.ac.uk contains useful handouts that are free to download on all kinds of problems (e.g., anxiety, hyperkinetic disorders/ADHD, behaviour problems) under the “mental health info” section.  These leaflets are aimed at teachers, parents and young people.

Rotation Location a database of available properties based upon the calendar rotations of the medical professional www.rotationlocation.ie

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Safe Food - Food Safety Promotion Board - promotion of food safety, Research into food safety, Communication of food alerts, Surveillance of foodborne disease

SpunOut.ie is Ireland's leading online youth health, lifestyle and citizenship resource for 16 to 25 year olds. The website can be accessed via the internet and mobile phones, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ensuring that young people always have access to information and support if and when they need it.

National Suicide Research Foundation Ireland - The NSRF consists of a multi-disciplinary team with contributions from a broad range of disciplines, including epidemiology, psychology, psychiatry and biostatistics

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Treoir
The National Federation of Services for Unmarried Parents and their Children www.treoir.ie

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Worth Library - www.edwardworthlibrary.ie

Winter Ready - Information for the public on preparing for and getting through time of severe winter weather - www.winterready.ie

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youngminds.org.uk offers information to young people about mental health and emotional well-being

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