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Minister Lynch announces free GP visits for the over 70s

July 31, 2015

Minister Kathleen Lynch

Registration is now open which will give people over 70 free GP visits. Today’s announcement by Minister Kathleen Lynch marks the second stage of universal GP care and applied to those aged 70 and over who do not currently hold a medical or GP visit card. The service will commence on August 5th.

[Register for your free GP visit card from this link.]

Minister Kathleen Lynch said the GP visit card shows the Government is committed to strengthening and developing primary care services. 

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Connection for Life 2015 - 2020

June 24, 2015

Connection for Life 2015 - 2020

Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015-2020

The strategy document provides a detailed and clear plan to achieve each of the goals it proposes, with defined actions and a lead agency and key partners in place for each individual objective (Government Departments, HSE, NGO partners and community groups). This action plan will be supported by robust implementation and governance structures and resourcing and communications frameworks.

Monitoring and evaluation will be embedded into the implementation process, with an accompanying outcomes framework in place, which will allow progress to be tracked and the impact of the Strategy to be objectively measured against baseline indicators. The implementation structure agreed sets out clear lines of responsibility and accountability at all levels- political, administrative and local levels. The National Office for Suicide Prevention’s role and authority given to support the implementation of the strategy is clearly set out.

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