Contact Us: Rehabilitation Medicine National Clinical Programme
The National Clinical Lead is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine and has accountability and responsibility for strategic development and liaison with HSE operational divisions (especially social care).
The Clinical Advisory Group (CAG) is a physician group representing the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and its Chair is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine. The CAG provides a forum for strategic vision and clinical input into the planning process of the work of the programme. It will also have a role to play in supporting and facilitating the implementation of recommendations from the NCPRM as being the nationally agreed strategic model. Regional Lead Physicians are consultants from within the CAG who provide local / hospital group-based leadership in developing and implementing national strategy.
The NCPRM Working Group comprises representatives from all rehabilitation-related professional bodies and patient advocacy groups, and is supported by the HSE’s Director of Nursing/Midwifery Reference Group and the National Therapy Managers Advisory Group (under the auspices of the Therapy Professions Committee). This group includes representatives from medical, nursing, and health and social care professions including Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Orthoptics, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Speech and Language Therapy.
Each HSCP and lead has direct access to expert advisory groups within their professional bodies who can contribute to surveys, audits, requests for submissions and feedback. Similarly, Nurse Leads on Working Groups establish advisory sub-groups for input from expert nurses in the subspecialties.
Cross Programme collaboration with related clinical programmes within the CSPD and with Primary and Social Care Divisions is central to the design and delivery of a service which delivers patient focused, evidenced based rehabilitation.