High quality corporate planning and performance reporting are fundamental requirements of the HSE. There are both statutory planning / reporting obligations to meet the needs of external stakeholders and internal management reporting obligations which support good governance and control processes within the HSE.
Corporate and National Service Plans
The HSE Corporate Plan is a legal requirement (Section 29; Health Act 2004) which provides strategic direction for the organisation. The annual National Service Plan is framed within the context of the Corporate Plan and also is a legal requirement (Section 31; Health Act 2004). The primary purpose of the National Service Plan is to set out how the Vote (budget) allocated to the HSE will be spent in the given year on the type and volume of health and personal social services delivered to the people of Ireland, within the approved employment levels set out by Government. It is implemented at all levels within the organisation through the operational Regional Service Plans and Directorate’s Business Plans.
Each manager must be aware of the HSE Corporate Plan, the annual National Service Plan and the specific business plan for their area and acknowledge their responsibility and accountability for developing and implementing that plan.
Performance is reported throughout the year via the Performance Report (PR) and the Annual Report which is a legal requirement under Section 37 (Health Act 2004).
Performance Reports (PR) are produced monthly. These detailed reports monitor progress against our objectives and targets as set out in the National Service Plan (NSP). The PR provides an overall corporate analysis of key performance data from finance, human resources, acute and primary & community services.
The report is discussed at the Performance Monitoring and Control Committee (PMCC). The report is then issued to the HSE Board for approval. Following approval, the PR is submitted to the DoHC and made publicly available on www.hse.ie, click here.