Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1242)

Shane Cassells

Question:

1242. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Health the number of external consultant reports commissioned by his Department in each of the years from March 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the cost of same; the company involved; and the title and publication date, by report, in tabular form. [32250/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Department does not collect data in a manner which would allow the Deputy’s question to be answered in full. Published reports for the years in question are available in the publications section of the Department’s website.

Presented in the table are details from the Department's A7 expenditure for consultant reports commissioned (some may not yet be complete) by the Department from March 2011 to date together with associated costs.

It is the policy in my Department only to engage the services of external consultants where it is felt to be appropriate and cost-effective, taking account of Government decisions and policy including procurement protocols on the matter. Should the Deputy have a particular report for which details are required please provide details to my office and I will ensure that the matter is investigated further.

Year Commissioned

Consultants

Report

Cost to 23rd July 2019

2019

Ernst & Young

Outsourced Audit of ICT Security, Operations & Controls

€17,528

2018

UCC

Research to inform guidance in relation to Patient Safety Bill

€43,742

2018

Grant Thornton

Development of a strategic plan for national Healthy Cities and Counties Network

€16,118

2018

Royal College of

Physicians of Ireland & Irish College of General Practitioners

Development of clinical guidelines for termination of pregnancy

€230,000

2018

Ernst and Young

Independent Expert Review of Delayed Discharges 2018

€71,955

2018

Morrow Gilchrist Associates

Review of A Vision for Change

€56,271

2018

Mazars

Independent re-evaluation of the shared NI/ROI Congenital Heart Disease Network

€9,908

2018

McKinsey & Co

Support / Facilitate the development of a detailed response to the Sláintecare Report & design of a programme of reform and implementation plan

€220,935

2018

University of Sheffield

Modelling of comparative impacts of minimum unit pricing in alcohol research

€64,270

2017

NUIG

Develop accreditation model for Healthy Workplaces

€22,480

2017

Stephen O'Herlihy, barrister

Legal review of Patient Safety Complaints and Advocacy legislation

€12,300

2017

Work Research Centre

Expert evidence and review of mental health services

€33,210

2017

UCD

Baseline research - National Clinical Guidelines 9 & 10 - Palliative Care

€9,813

2017

Health Research Board (UCC)

Taskforce on Staffing and Skill Mix Phase 1 (overall 3yr project)

€592,249

2017

Aurion Ltd

Support the development of guidelines for the implementation of the National Maternity Strategy

€5,335

2017

Indecon

Regulatory Impact Analysis of Patient Safety Licensing Bill

€77,212

2017

UCC

Clinical effectiveness development - curriculum and competency framework for healthcare professionals

€24,668

2017

PA Consulting

Capacity Review across the Health Sector

€380,931

2017

Alpha Healthcare

Taskforce on Personalised Budgets

€51,383

2016

Alpha Healthcare

Independent Evaluation of Physician Associate Pilot - Beaumont Hospital - pathfinder for

the National Integrated Strategic Framework for Health Workforce Planning

€26,236

2016

Expert Group

Taskforce on Staffing and Skill Mix Phase II: review of National Reports

€4,295

2016

Crowe Horwarth

Report on current and future role of Public Health Specialists in Ireland

€47,355

2016

RPS Consulting Engineers Ltd

Report on the findings of the public consultation of the new National Drugs Strategy

€128,509

2016

Trutz Haase - Social & Economic Consultant

Provision of a performance Measurement Framework for Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

€78,720

2016

KPMG

Working Better Together - findings of consultation process on HSE performance/dialogue/performance management

€14,145

2016

Institute of Public Administration

Working Better Together - findings of consultation process on business planning and risk management

€21,525

2016

Alpha Healthcare Ltd

Working Better Together - findings of Project group consultation and engagement processes

€31,817

2016

The Performance Partnership

Working Better Together Department of Health Learning and Development Strategy including approaches to coaching and mentoring

€24,650

2016

Skills for Health

National evaluation of nursing and midwifery key performance indicators

€20,122

2016

Research Matters

Report on the Newborn Screening Archive Forum (27 October 2016)

€12,116

2016

UCC

Research on Teaching of evidence based practice in Ireland

€24,699

2016

Centre for Effectiveness Services

Training and resources in Implementation Science for National Clinical Guidelines

€24,900

2016

UCD

Prevalence of pain and constipation in patients attending Cancer Centres in Ireland: a national survey

€ 2,000

2016

Milliman

Report on incorporating DRGs into the Irish Risk Equalisation Scheme

€ 39,497

2016

University College Cork

Baseline research to inform update of NCEC NCG No. 2 and No. 3

€ 23,631

2016

DCU

Development of a framework for patient and public involvement in NCEC’s Clinical effectiveness process

€ 39,916

2015

UCC,UCD, NUIG

Publication of a policy on future community nursing and midwifery, public health nursing and related support grades within the context of health reform

€ 24,533

2015

DCU

Patient Engagement in the governance and development of national clinical effectiveness processes

€ 34,743

2015

Prospectus

Consultation and report to inform the development of a policy on Trauma System for Ireland

€ 104,242

2015

Amarach Research

Alcohol Labelling Research

€ 150,368

2015

NUIG

Suite of Literature Reviews to support National Clinical Guidelines

€ 159,645

2015

UCC

Clinical Guideline 2 (NEWS Update, NCG No. 1)

€ 22,743

2015

ICF Consulting Services/DKM Economic Consultants

An assessment of the economic costs of smoking in Ireland

€ 49,799

2015

Prospectus

Code of Conduct for Health and Social Service Providers

€ 86,138

2015

UCD

Provision of an Evidence Review to inform Future Specialist and Advanced Nursing Practice

€ 11,119

2015

UCD

Clinical Handover Guideline

€ 86,292

2015

DCU

Management of the Acute Adult Asthma Patient - provision of research

€ 9,973

2015

DCU

Paediatric Early Warning Score - Pre-implementation research

€ 23,978

2015

INDECON Economic Consultants

Analysis of potential measures to encourage the provision of Primary Care facilities

€ 143,485

2015

DKM Economic Consultants

Analysis of potential measures to encourage the provision of Nursing Homes and Community Nursing Unit facilities

€ 144,586

2014

Trutz Haase, OCC Ltd & University

of Sheffield

Development and implementation of an evidence based National Oral Health Policy

€34,804

2014

DCU School of Nursing

Report to support the Taskforce on Staffing and Skill mix for nursing

€ 7,418

2014

DCU School of Nursing

Literature Review and Nursing Workforce Evaluation to Support the Taskforce on Staffing and Skill Mix

€ 19,845

2014

Crowe Horwath

Thematic Analysis of Submissions in response to a Public Consultation on the White Paper for Universal Health Insurance

€ 39,176

2014

NUI Galway

Systematic literature review Maternity Early Warning Score

€ 23,935

2014

DCU

Systematic literature review Paediatric Early Warning Score

€ 20,095

2014

UCC

Systematic literature review Clinical Practice Guidance

€ 20,712

2014

Sinéad Shannon

Review of the international evidence and literature on selection criteria for the Outcomes Framework

€ 5,000

2013

Prospectus Strategy Consultants

Review of Staffing Resources and Organisational Structure of the Department of Health

€ 72,940

2013

Deloitte and Touche Consultants Ltd

Review of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme

€ 61,800

2013

Matheson Ormsby Prentice

Legal Research and advisory services on the design and implementation of an insurance based health system providing universal coverage in Ireland

€ 123,000

2013

Prof. Oonagh Walsh

Report on symphysiotomy in Ireland, 1944-1984

€ 49,500

2013

Ernst & Young

Reports relating to the development of the Programme Management Office (cost includes a range of consultancy services)

€ 79,212

2013

Dr. Sinead Hanafin & Associates

Review of the Traveller Health Advisory Committee

€ 6,150

2013

Prospectus

Overview of the development of the Health & Wellbeing Programme

€ 15,156

2013

Research Matters

Provision of Research Management Services

€ 74,490

2013

Institute of Public Health

Analysis re Consultation (Tobacco Products Directive)

€ 5,000

2013

Professor Hammond

Research on Standardised Packaging- Irish Context

€ 5,000

2013

CJP Consultants

Preparation of report on the efficacy of minimum pricing and other public policies for alcohol.

€ 31,488

2013

Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland

Annual Report of the Alcohol Marketing Communications Monitoring Body (AMCMB)

€ 21,115

2012

McGee Pharma International

Labelling of Medicinal Products in both Irish and English

€ 13,644

2012

Goodbody Stockbrokers and Matheson Ormsby Prentice Solicitors

Further Analysis of Options in relation to the restructuring of the Irish Private Health Insurance Market

€ 62,349

2012

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with the assistance of PwC

Review of the Department of Health's Parliamentary and Legislative Processes

€ 18,020

2012

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

A survey of experience and qualifications in the Department of Health

None

2012

Michael Collins Associates

Supplementary Report and Addendum on Cost Comparison for the Dolphin Review Group

€ 12,423

2012

John Martin

Further assessment of planning issues in relation to proposed sites for the Dolphin Review Group

€ 6,000

2012

Simon Clear

Further assessment of planning issues in relation to proposed sites for the Dolphin Review Group

€ 9,475

2012

The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC, in conjunction with the Centre for Health Policy and Management, TCD.

The Efficiency Review of the BreastCheck Screening Programme

€ 71,270

2012

Mr. Gerard Mullaly

Reforming Chronic Care: Financing and Delivering Integrated Chronic Care

€ 5,227

2012

Mr. Gerard Mullaly

The Integrated Continuing Care System (ICCS): Reforming Elderly Care in Ireland

€ 7,558

2012

Matheson Ormsby Prentice

Options Appraisal of multi-payer universal health insurance models: Preliminary advice

€ 6,150

2012

Department of Health/SIRA Consulting

Report on the baseline measurement of the administrative burden from the Department of Health (as part of a cross Departmental project coordinated by Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)

€ 14,000

2011

Goodbody Stockbrokers and Matteson Ormsby Prentice Solicitors

Commissioned to undertake are review of the Irish Private Health Insurance Market in Relation to the options which may exist for re-balancing

€ 300,080