The Dental Council
was established under the provisions of the Dentists Act 1985.
It aims to promote high standards of professional education and professional conduct among dentists.
Food Safety Authority of Ireland
The principal function of the Food Safety Authority
is to take all reasonable steps to ensure that food produced, distributed or marketed in the State meets the highest standards of food safety and hygiene.
Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU)
The Health Information and Quality Authority
is an independent authority responsible for driving quality, safety and accountability in residential services for children, older people and people with disabilities in Ireland.
The authority is also responsible for driving improvements in the quality and safety of healthcare on behalf of patients. This includes developing standards, monitoring compliance with standards and carrying out investigations where there are reasonable grounds to do so.
Health Insurance Authority
The Health Insurance Authority
is a statutory regulator of the private health insurance market in Ireland. The authority also provides information to consumers regarding their rights and health insurance plans and benefits.
Health Products Regulatory Authority
The role of the Health Products Regulatory Authority
is to protect and enhance public and animal health by regulating medicines, medical devices and other health products. The authority also monitors the safety of cosmetics.
The Medical Council
regulates medical doctors in Ireland. Its purpose is to protect the public by promoting and better ensuring high standards of professional conduct and professional education, training and competence among doctors.
Mental Health Commission
The Mental Health Commission
promotes high standards in the delivery of mental health services and ensures the interests of those involuntarily admitted to Approved Centres are protected.
National Cancer Registry Ireland
The National Cancer Registry
has been collecting comprehensive cancer information for the whole population of Ireland since 1994. The information collected is used in research into the causes of cancer, in education and information programmes, and in the National Cancer Strategy
to deliver the best cancer care to the entire population.
National Paediatric Hospital Development Board
The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board
is responsible for overseeing the building of the new National Children's Hospital.
It is chaired by Tom Costello and led by project director John Pollock. The board's members have the necessary architecture, planning, engineering and procurement experience and expertise to bring this very large and complex project to completion.
The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council
is an independent statutory body which sets the standards for education and training for pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland. The council publishes clinical practice guidelines and allows institutions to provide pre-hospital emergency care training and education.
Set up under the British-Irish agreement, safefood
is an all-island implementation body with a general remit to promote awareness and knowledge of food safety and nutrition issues on the island of Ireland.
The body's activities include:
promotion of food safety
research into food safety
communication of nutritional advice
promotion of scientific co-operation and laboratory linkages
providing independent scientific advice
delivering consumer-focused reviews
Voluntary Health Insurance Board
The Voluntary Health Insurance Board,
commonly referred to as Vhi Healthcare, is a statutory body whose members are appointed by the Minister for Health. It helps people in Ireland to access the best value, quality private healthcare through its extensive range of healthcare products and services.
It is the largest health insurance company in Ireland.