General Data Protection Regulations is an EU law on data protection and privacy that came into force in May 2018. More information about the HSE Data protection policy, GDPR and training resources from the Health Service Executive are available HERE
This report outlines the results of a consultation with nurses and midwives on what is needed for nursing to play its full part in the digital transformation of health care. It argues that until the NHS takes full advantage of the expertise and views of nurses, it won’t be able to realise all the benefits that digital technology can bring for patients and staff. Full-text HERE
Enhancing adult bereavement care across Ireland is a study written by Kathy McLoughlin and published by the Irish Hospice Foundation in May 2018. It examines why Ireland needs a bereavement care structure, looks at international evidence and outlines how a national structure might work. Full-text available HERE
The HSE have launched the website supporting their Health Services Change Guide. There are a number of documents on facilitating change and the way in which the HSE expects staff, managers and leaders to behave in relation to change. There are also templates, some of which may be useful to those of you leading teams or developing strategies.
The Health Services Change Guide is a step by step guide that will help you to lead and bring about change. This Change Guide works as part of the HSE Human Resource and other service, quality improvement and culture change programmes. In line with Health Services People Strategy 2015 -2018 all of these programmes aim to move closer to the goal of delivering person centred care and public value. Click HERE
HEAR (Health Evidence Awareness Report) are published by a collaborative group of healthcare librarians working mainly in the HSE and other healthcare organisations in Ireland.
For healthcare professionals, there are links to relevant guidelines, research and reviews. For patients and the public, there is information on quick reads, useful websites and support services. We have created a suite of bulletins based on a comprehensive list of health care topics which you will see listed below.
28,000 people who are 16 years old and over and who were discharged from one of the country’s 40 public acute hospitals in May were invited to give us their views.
You can find out more about the National Patient Experience Survey for 2018 here.
Plans are progressing to publish all of the findings from the National Patient Experience Survey 2018 online so that the results will be easily and quickly accessible to everyone.
A background document to inform the development of the national standards for adult safeguarding was published on the day of the seminar. This comprehensive document summarises international, national and academic evidence for adult safeguarding.
Short video created by HIQA and the Mental Health Commission was also launched at the seminar. The video promotes awareness about what safeguarding is and how it is connected to people’s rights, health and wellbeing.