Policy Forum for Ireland

The reform of healthcare in Ireland

December 2017

The seminar examined the future for healthcare policy in Ireland.

Delegates discussed the potential challenges for implementing the Sláintecare Report and creating a universal, single-tier health and social care system, as well as the future role which the HSE will play as a national strategy centre.

Attendees discussed options for disentangling public and private healthcare, increasing capacity in public hospitals and funding reformed services.

Further sessions considered the next steps in delivering the shift toward primary and community care, the challenges for meeting the needs of patients and the future contribution of private hospitals.

The agenda also examined the future for leadership and governance in the health service and the role which e-health and infrastructure development can play in support reform, as well as lessons from other jurisdictions in the provision of a universal healthcare system and the future for cross-border collaboration post-Brexit.

Price: €125 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Ireland seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates