HSE Policy on GDPR

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

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Every nurse an e-nurse: insights for a consultation on the digital future of nursing

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

Health Service’s Change Guide

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

National Patient Experience Survey

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.

You can follow our progress on www.patientexperience.ie or on twitter and facebook.

HIQA – Raising Awareness of Adult Safeguarding

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.

 

Introducing Peoples Needs Defining Change – Health Services Change Guide, 2018

The Health Services Change Guide is a helpful and practical resource to support all of us working across the health and social care system to achieve safer, better healthcare, and staff and public value.

The guide incorporates:

  • Health Services Change Framework
  • Step-by-step guidance and templates to implement the Change Framework that can be adapted and used by local teams and services.
  • Additional Resources – signposting you to where you can get additional help.
  • It is supported by a Literature Review completed by the Centre for Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin: Understanding Change in Complex Health Systems – a review of the literature on change management in health and social care 2007–2017.
  • The Health Services Change Guide complements and supports the work of the Health Services People Strategy – together these two offerings to the system set out our ambition to be leaders in people services working in partnership with service managers to increase relevance and impact particularly for service users, families, communities and staff.

For more information on the Health Services Change Guide, 2018, the Health Services Change Guide Information Leaflet is available from Information and Updates, or please visit the information tabs on the Change Hub Welcome Page The Change Guide and associated resources will be available on the Change Hub in June 2018 and also from www.hse.ie/changeguide.

 

HTA Economic Evaluation Guidelines

The HIQA Health Technology Assessment Team has published Guidelines for the Economic Evaluation of Health Technologies in Ireland and Guidelines for the Budget Impact Analysis of Health Technologies in Ireland.

The updated guidelines:

  • will assist decision-makers in evaluating the cost-effectiveness and budget impact of health technologies
  • aim to promote the use of a solid evidence-base to guide investment decisions in the Irish healthcare system
  • will also help to ensure that healthcare interventions used in Ireland are clinically effective for patients, are affordable, and are good value for money.