PrEP is effective and  currently available but at a high cost

The State health watchdog has concluded a drug which helps prevent HIV would be “safe, effective and cost-saving” if provided by the public health ser(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and participants in a campaign for the HPV vaccine in August 2017. Photograph: The Irish Times

Extending the HPV vaccine to boys would have health benefits for the wider population, the State health watchdog has said. The vaccine protects agai(...)

The board said it “fully accepts the findings and recommendations” of the Hiqa report, following a meeting on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The board of the State child protection agency Tusla has said it is “acutely aware” of the need to address issues raised in a highly critical report b(...)

Hiqa said the results of its survey would be used to inform its ‘monitoring activity in acute hospitals.’

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has decided to conduct an annual public experience survey in an effort to improve healthcare stand(...)

Cork foster service had  no system in place to ensure children were not placed with foster carers who had open allegations made against them, Hiqa found

An inspection by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has found major and recurring problems with the ability of Tusla foster services (...)

Hiqa revoked the licence of The Cheshire Foundation in Ireland to operate St Laurence Cheshire Centre in Glanmire. Photograph: The Irish Times/Files

A residential centre operator has had its registration to run a centre in Cork cancelled after the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) fou(...)

A report by Health Information and Quality Authority has identified serious risks in the Midlands child protection and welfare services, which covers counties Laois, Offaly, Westmeath and Longford.

High priority child protection cases in the Midlands, that were not allocated to social workers, were known about “for years” by services, according t(...)

The authority carried out 741 inspections at 561 disability centres in 2015.  Inspection reports were published in 577 cases and only 49 of these found no action was required to comply with national standards.

Only 8 per cent of inspections, carried out last year at disability centres, and reported on by the Health Information and Quality Authority, resulte(...)