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Measuring the impact of workforce registration and professional standards
on the quality of social care services in Northern Ireland
The Department receives and answers an array of FOI requests each year. In this section you will find examples of the type of requests received and answers given for 2018.
Presents information on the number of medical abortions and terminations of pregnancies at health and social care (HSC) trusts in Northern Ireland during 2007/08 to 2016/17. It details information by HSC trust, country of residence and age band.
Strategy and reports relating to alcohol and drug misuse.
DoH Guidance on the Transfer of Patients Detained under Mental Health Legislation between Hospitals in Northern Ireland and Great Britain
When a person dies, a number of steps need to be completed before the legal registration of death and any funeral takes place. The first step, Verification of Life Extinct (VLE), is confirmation or verification that death has indeed occurred.
This report outlines the current progress (June 2017 to June 2018) made under the current implementation of the ten year obesity prevention framework A Fitter Future for All 2012–2022.
This section provides guidance on death certification and how to complete a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) with a correct cause of death (CoD) section using the Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record (NIECR).
To provide an overview of the PQQ/ Tender Evaluation Process and to ensure that all personnel are aware of their role in the process
Application forms for licences under the 'Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986'.
The Department commissioned the Review of Medical School Places in 2017 to determine the optimum number of medical student places required in Northern Ireland.
Where a programme or project is designated low risk, an internal peer review should be undertaken, in line with Gateway principles, by an independent team appointed by ALB staff.
Workforce policy directorate guidance documents
Annual statement of compliance with the requirements of the Misuse of Drugs Legislation.
Information booklet and consent form on postmortem examination of a baby and child.
Information booklet and consent form for relatives of an adult or child
This document has been developed to standardise policy and practice regarding consent for hospital post-mortem (PM) examination across all HSC Trusts.
In 2007, the Department of Health (DoH) brought forward a strategy in relation to children cared for by the State in circumstances where they are unable to live with their parents.
This strategy aims to support the social work profession to not only survive but to thrive in the coming years and to continue to be at the forefront of addressing new and emerging issues in our society.
DoH and the HSC has developed a protocol for sharing service user information for secondary uses and a data access agreement template.