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Views are being sought on draft regulations to restrict smoking in private vehicles carrying children. We would encourage you to respond via email where possible. Responses received after the closing date will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
Health Minister Michelle O'Neill is delighted to present a Diabetes Strategic Framework for the north of Ireland. Diabetes is a condition which we know affects at least 90,000 people living here. Every day here, on average, 10 people are newly diagnosed and £1 million is spent on services to meet...
Strategy under Section 19 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015
This eHealth and Care Strategy sets out a range of measures for the increased use of digital technologies to support the delivery of health and care services between now and 2020. 
Subject: Business Plans
The Department remains committed to the fulfilment of the twodisability duties, as set out in Section 49A of the DisabilityDiscrimination Act (DDA) 1995, across the Department’s functions.  Action Plan
Children are among the most vulnerable members of society: they are liable to abuse, exploitation and deprivation. They have the right to expect and receive protection from within the childcare system
Research and development is an integral part of ensuring that health and social care services are of the highest quality and informed by the best available and up-to-date evidence.  For that reason, DHSSPS invests over £10m annually in promoting research aimed at improving the health and social...
The Department ran a targeted consultation from 30 November to 18 December 2015 on draft regulations entitled the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015.  The purpose of these draft regulations is to introduce a consequential...
This document has been developed to standardise policy and practice regarding consent for hospital post-mortem (PM) examination across all HSC Trusts. It defines accountability for trusts to ensure they meet their responsibilities for obtaining valid consent in compliance with the Human Tissue Act...
This Northern Ireland Rare Diseases Implementation Plan sets out the commitment of the Department, the Health and Social Care sector, the voluntary sector, and education and research stakeholders to address the needs of people living with the impact of a rare disease regardless of their age, where...

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