Health Reform

Field Content
Division: National Human Resource and Workforce Planning
Unit: Health Reform
Head: Deirdre Walsh
Functions:
  • National Health Strategy - Annual Progress Reports
  • Convening of the National Health Consultative Forum
  • Provision of Departmental Information/Briefing on the Health Reform Programme
  • Partnership - Health Services National Partnership Forum
  • Monitor compliance with Framework for Corporate and Financial Governance of bodies under the aegis of the Department
  • Health Service Modernisation Programme: Performance Verification
  • Support the Health Services Performance Verification Group in monitoring performance underTowards 2016
  • Oversight of Health Sector Performance Related Award (PRA) schemes and approval of new PRA schemes
  • Manage appointments to Boards and setting fees of Board Members
Primary Legislation:
  • None
Bodies under aegis of DoHC: For the purpose of the Governance Agenda - All direct funded and regulatory bodies (excluding the HSE)
Key Publications:
  • Quality and Fairness - A Health System for You (2001)
  • Quality and Fairness - A Health System for You - Annual Progress Reports
  • Report of the Consultation on the Health Act, 2004 (Part 9) - Complaints 2006
Working Groups:
  • None
Record Classes: Administrative records related to the functions above
Information Routinely Published: Quality and Fairness - A Health System for You
Annual Progress Reports
Report of Proceedings of the National Health
Consultative Forum
Progress updates on the Health Service Reform Programme
Progress reports on modernisation under Towards 2016
Significant Systems:
  • Boards Appointments Database
Personal Information Holdings: Performance information on senior managers in the HSE, Voluntary and Teaching Hospitals and specialist agencies in relation to PRA schemes
Purpose: Oversight of operation of PRA schemes
Disclosees: Department’s PRA Committee
Notes: including info an admin access practice, Ebriefs etc.: Briefing material, PQ responses