Health agencies


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

Dental Council

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Health Information Quality Authority

Health Insurance Authority

Health Products Regulatory Authority

Health Research Board

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Medical Council

Mental Health Commission

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

Food Safety Promotions Board

Institute of Public Health in Ireland

Agencies and websites supported by the HSE

Crisis Pregnancy Programme

Health Protection Surveillance Centre

National Cancer Screening Programme


Diabetic RetinaScreen

National Drug Treatment Centre

National Poisons Information Centre

Primary Care Re-imbursement Service

Health promotion

Page edited: 17 October 2019