Useful Links

Department of Health -
The Department of Health's statutory role is to support the Minister for Health in the formulation and evaluation of policies for the health services. It also has a role in the strategic planning of health services. This is carried out in conjunction with the Health Services Executive (HSE), voluntary service providers, Government Departments and other interested parties.

Health Service Executive -
The HSE deliver thousands of different health and social services in hospitals and communities across the country. Their site provides extensive information on these services, which includes information on local services, HSE publications, medical cards, and links to other service providers, etc.

Health Protection Survaillance Center -
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) is Ireland's specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases. HPSC is part of the Health Service Executive and works in partnership with health service providers and sister organisations in Ireland and around the world, to provide the best possible information for the control and prevention of infectious diseases.

World Health Organization -
The World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Health and Safety Authority -
The Health and Safety Authority is the national statutory body with responsibility for enforcing occupational safety and health law, promoting and encouraging accident prevention, and providing information and advice to all companies, organisations and individuals. The Authority is also the national Competent Authority for REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) and other chemicals legislation.

Health and Safety Executive (UK) -
Similar to the HSA in Ireland, the Health and Safety Executive(UK) is the UK national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. They are an independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.