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Work Plan 2017


– the effective oversight, coalition building, regulation, attention to system-design and accountability

Work streams include:

  • Glossary of Terms
  • Support the implementation of the QA&I collaborative with Palliative Care services nationally
  • Recommendations to QID on Palliative Care inclusions into the revision of the National Healthcare Charter
  • Engagement with HSE & DOH and key strategic partners regarding collaboration in order to deliver the aim of the NCPPC



- ensuring adequate funds for health are available. There are incentives for providers and users to be efficient.

Work streams include:

  • Prospective funding work stream


Health Workforce

- Sufficient staff which are fairly distributed; they are competent, responsive and productive.

Work streams include:

  • Medical Workforce planning
  • Nursing Workforce planning
  • Model of Care for Palliative Care


Service Delivery

 - Effective, safe, quality health interventions to those that need them, when and where needed, with minimum waste of resources.

Work streams include:

  • Palliative Care Needs Assessment Phase II demonstrator project in the North West
  • Piloting a telementoring educational support from Specialist Palliative Care to Nursing Homes (Project Echo)



- The production, analysis, dissemination and use of reliable and timely information on health determinants, health system performance and health status is ensured.

Work streams include:

  • Strengthening existing data collection and metrics
  • Developing new performance metrics


Medical products

- Equitable access to essential medical products and technologies of assured quality, safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness; their scientifically sound and cost-effective use is ensured.

Work streams include:

  • Supporting the implementation for Clinical Guidelines for Management of Cancer Pain in Adults & Management of Constipation in Adult Palliative Care Patients
  • Clinical Guidelines for Care of the Dying Adult in the last days of Life
Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division