In Ireland, overall responsibility for the health care system lies with the Government, exercised through the Department of Health and Children, under the direction of the Minister of Health and Children. The Irish health care system remains predominantly tax funded. Ireland has recently begun the process of introducing plain packaging of tobacco products, putting it on track to possibly being the first country in the WHO European Region to introduce plain packaging.

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eLearning helps Irish pharmacists take on antibiotic stewardship

Pharmacists are key members of the primary care workforce and find themselves increasingly on the frontline of the struggle against antibiotic resistance. This field is increasing in importance and changing rapidly, yet the pressure of every day life in a busy community pharmacy can make it difficult to keep up to speed on the latest developments.

Ministry of health

Department of Health
Hawkins House
Hawkins street
Dublin 2
Tel.: +353 16354000

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