What is the HSE National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy?
The HSE National Office of Human Rights and Equality Policy (formerly the HSE National ADM and Consent Office) was established to build the capacity and capability of staff to achieve compliance with human rights policy and legislation.
The Office is primarily responsible for the revision of the HSE National Consent Policy and for the development and delivery of a plan to ensure compliance with the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015. It also provides guidance and support on universal access and other human rights and equality issues.
Recent guidance produced during COVID-19 has included Guidance on Advance Care Planning and Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) which was developed to support staff to address the added complexity of PPE and CPR, advance care planning and DNAR. A series of webinars to support key issues and messages of the guidance is available here.
A recent set of webinars recorded in early 2021 regarding Supporting the consent process for the vaccination programme against Sars-CoV-2 (Covid 19) is available here.
The office worked in collaboration with HSE Disabilities Services on a rights based approach to testing for COVID-19 which can be accessed here.
The office works in collaboration with staff and people who use our services to ensure human rights and equality issues are addressed.
Find out more information about the staff in the office.
See below our series of office Newsletters to date:
National Office for Human Rights and Equality Newsletter Winter 2021
National Office for Human Rights and Equality Newsletter Autumn 2020
National Office for Human Rights and Equality Newsletter Winter 2020