Department of Health
Advice on dental services and oral health for all dental practitioners and dental care professionals and guidance on workforce planning and contractual arrangements… more
Guidance to ALBs on accountability, financial management, procurement and other financial matters. Information about planned and ongoing procurements… more
Advice and guidance on records management including a retention and disposal schedule covering all records created by the department and HSC organisations, as well as those working under contract to HSC… more
Medical employment terms and conditions (except GPs), workforce development including education, careers and skills, policy reports and guidance… more
Nursing and midwifery policies, strategies and guidance and professional guidance for allied health professions… more
Guidance on how organisations should manage their businesses, determine strategy and achieve objectives… more
An overview of the Autism strategy and action plan; Bamford review of mental health and learning disability and mental health and learning disability statistics… more
Policy and Guidance for Improving the Safety and Quality of Health and Social Care Services including best practice guidance, service frameworks, regulation and Q2020… more
The Strategic Framework for Public Health, health promotion, health protection and emergency preparedness, highlighting obesity prevention, sexual health, skin cancer prevention, suicide prevention and tobacco control… more
Environmental health and climate change, health and social care research and development, professional good practice guidelines and HSC communications and letters from the CMO… more
The Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Cathy Harrison and her team are responsible for providing specialist advice on medicines and pharmaceutical issues, for the development of policy relating to medicines… more
All professional aspects on how social care is delivered in Northern Ireland including social work strategy, child protection, NSMC, early authoritative interventions… more
Information & analysis directorate (IAD) provides statistical information relating to many aspects of health and social care services in Northern Ireland… more
Information on the Departments Implementation Programme for the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia Related Deaths (IHRD)… more
Access to information
How to request information from the Department of Health including Freedom of Information, information about yourself and the type of information we commit to publish on a regular basis. More...
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