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Health Service Executive. (2015) National service plan 2016. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

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Tobacco Free Ireland

- Maintain and strengthen the HSE Tobacco Free Policy

- Maximise impact of the QUIT Campaign

- Make all new residential units tobacco free

- Train frontline workers to support smokers to quit


► Develop a three-year alcohol implementation plan to reduce alcohol consumption and related harms incorporating actions from the National Substance Misuse report and aligned to new legislation.

► Develop and prepare the enforcement provisions of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill in partnership with the DoH.

► Further progress a co-ordinated approach to prevention and education interventions through:

- The community mobilisation on alcohol initiatives with Drug and Alcohol Task Forces.

- The REACT award and accreditation scheme in the third level sector, which recognises and rewards an institution’s efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm amongst its students.

► Increase awareness amongst the public of alcohol-related harm by building on the 2015 communication campaign.

Social Inclusion p. 55

The core objective of social inclusion services is the improvement of health outcomes for the most vulnerable in society. This includes provision of targeted interventions for people from traditionally marginalised groups who experience health inequalities, have difficulties accessing services and present with multiple, complex health and support needs. Vulnerable people and communities falling within the remit of social inclusion include Irish Travellers and Roma, asylum seekers, refugees and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) service users. Issues of addiction, substance misuse, homelessness and domestic, sexual and gender based violence are overarching themes within the service user groups. Social inclusion services work with mainstream services and voluntary sectors to ensure accessibility for disadvantaged service users. Social inclusion services are developing appropriate activity metrics to more accurately reflect the health needs and outcomes of vulnerable groups. These metrics will be aligned with the objectives of the Healthy Ireland implementation plan.

Social Inclusion p. 60

Improve health outcomes for people with addiction issues

► Implement the outstanding actions in the National Drugs Strategy (2009–2016).

► Ensure that adults deemed appropriate for treatment for substance abuse receive treatment within one calendar month.

► Ensure that children deemed appropriate for treatment for substance abuse receive treatment within one week.

► Ensure that addiction services operate within the person-centred care planning processes of the Drugs Rehabilitation Framework.

► Finalise the response to drug-related deaths through a National Overdose Prevention Strategy.

► Audit drug services in line with the Drugs Rehabilitation Framework on care planning, assessment, key working and referrals.

► Strengthen clinical governance structures by the appointment of an Addiction Clinical Lead.

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Drug Type
All substances
December 2015
178 p.
Health Service Executive
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Health Service Executive
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