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Ireland. Department of Health. (2019) Sláintecare action plan 2019. Dublin: Department of Health.

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The Sláintecare Action Plan 2019 outlines the approach for delivery of Sláintecare and milestones to be achieved by the end of 2019. The Action Plan, developed by the Sláintecare Programme Implementation Office, is a fundamental enabler in the delivery of the Sláintecare vision for reformed health and social care services in Ireland.

This includes support the coordination of HSE Healthy Ireland National Priority Programmes covering tobacco and alcohol.

The key Sláintecare actions to be delivered in 2019 include the following:
Workstream 1 – Service Re-design and Supporting Infrastructure:
• Scale projects to improve the management of chronic disease and older people’s services so that care can be provided at or close to home
• Plan bed and diagnostic capacity to meet the needs of our growing population
• Prototype a Citizen Health Portal, continue EHR roll-out and explore scale-up of telehealth solutions

Workstream 2: Safe Care, Coordinated Governance and Value for Money:
• Define and agree a new organisational and operational structure for the future reconfigured health and social care service, including respective roles of the Department of Health, the HSE and regional and community organisations
• Develop a roadmap and policy proposals for how to provide universal services at no or low cost to the patient/service user
• Review the recommendations from the Independent Review examining the removal of private practice from public acute hospitals
• Progress the Patient Safety Bill

Workstream 3: Teams of the Future:
• Engage with the education sector and training bodies to agree new ways of training multidisciplinary teams
• Implement the recommendations in the Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career Structures
• Identify projects which support staff to work to the full scope of their licence to ensure that patients are seen at the lowest level of complexity possible

Workstream 4: Sharing Progress:
• Commence the development of an evaluation and reporting framework
• Launch the €20m Sláintecare Integration Fund for 2019 to test, learn from and support the implementation of new models of integrated care
• Roll-out a Citizen and Staff Engagement and Empowerment Programme which will be scaled and sustained throughout the 10-year implementation period

Item Type
Publication Type
Drug Type
Alcohol, All substances, Cannabis, Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
March 2019
57 p.
Department of Health
Corporate Creators
Ireland. Department of Health
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