A systematic review has been published by the National Dementia Office entitled “Dementia Diagnostic Services for Ireland: a Literature Review”
The review published in 2018 highlights that there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to creating the best approach and pathway. The review makes a significant contribution to the evidence needed to inform the creation of an equitable system for diagnostic assessments in Ireland as part of the advancement of the National Dementia Strategy.
Full-text Report –
In May, the AIIHPC launched a newly developed
research zone on The Palliative Hub – Professional. The research zone is now broken down into several easy to navigate sections including: Palliative Care Research Projects and News & Events. The research zone will continue to evolve over time.
To access the Palliative Care Research Network, Early Career Researcher Forum, Research Projects, Guidance for conducting research projects, Knowledge Dissemination
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
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.
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.
The Health Excellence Awards 2017 finalist videos are now available in the
Case Study Repository. Written Project Synopsis of a further 85 improvement initiatives have also been added to the . The featured Videos include: Health Excellence Awards 2017 Category
Acute Diabetic Foot Pathway, St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Bronntanas Project, HSE, Tusla and Mayo County Council
Food First Project, St. Mary’s Hospital Phoenix Park
Frail Intervention Therapy Team, Beaumont Hospital
Influenza Vaccination Campaign at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
Innovative Support Coordination for Older Persons, HSE Social Care Division & Alone
Nurse Led PICC Line Insertion, University Hospital, Waterford
Purchasing for Safety, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown
To access the videos and project synopses, visit the
Case Study repository and select the Health Excellence Awards 2017 Category from the drop down Category menu.
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AIIHPC recently launched The Palliative Hub (
http://www.thepalliativehub.com/about-us ), an online gateway to information and resources about palliative care which includes:
Palliative Hub – Children and Young People – website for parents and families of children and young people with life limiting conditions
Palliative Hub – Adult – website for people with life limiting conditions, their carers and family members
Palliative Hub – Learning Platform – an online learning environment including a number of free to access online learning programmes for professionals and the public
Palliative Hub – Professional – website providing resources for health and social care professionals, researchers and educators.
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