There are a number of agencies and bodies that have a role in delivering health services. Some are involved in delivering services while others are regulatory and/or advisory.
There are currently 2 bodies in the health area which are the joint responsibility of the governments of Northern Ireland and Ireland, see Island of Ireland below.
Most healthcare is provided within the main structure of the Health Service Executive (HSE). Other agencies which it supports are listed below, as well as websites dealing with specific health issues.
Agencies under the remit of the Department of Health
CORU, the Health and Social Care Professionals Council
Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Health Information Quality Authority
Health Products Regulatory Authority
Irish Blood Transfusion Service
National Cancer Registry Ireland
National Paediatric Hospital Development Board
National Treatment Purchase Fund
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council
Also the VHI, which is a commercial State body.
Island of Ireland
Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Agencies and websites supported by the HSE
Health Protection Surveillance Centre
National Cancer Screening Programme
National Drug Treatment Centre
National Poisons Information Centre
Primary Care Re-imbursement Service