Primary Care II

Field Content
Division: Primary Care and Social Inclusion
Unit: Primary Care II
Head: Colm Desmond
  • To provide strategic direction and leadership in the ongoing provision and development of community pharmacy and reforms to the community drugs schemes:
    (i) Development of strong legal and other governance and accountability arrangements for the GMS and community drugs schemes;
    (ii) Updating and modernisation of the legislative framework for the pharmacy profession through the roll out of the provisions of the Pharmacy Act 2007, including training and regulatory issues;
    (iii) Review drugs prescribing policy as it relates to general practice.
Primary Legislation:
  • Health Act 1970
  • Health Act 2007
  • Pharmacy Act 2007
Bodies under aegis of DoHC: Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland
Key Publications:
  • None
Working Groups:
  • None
Record Classes: Records relating to:
Pricing and reimbursement policy
Pharmacy Regulations
Pharmaceutical Supply Reform
Community Drug Schemes policy
Information Routinely Published: None
Significant Systems:
  • None
Personal Information Holdings: None
Purpose: N/A
Disclosees: N/A
Notes: including info an admin access practice, Ebriefs etc.: Standard policy and briefing documentation