Thursday, 7 November 2019
Department of Health
Health Services Provision
154. To ask the Minister for Health if CAP transition measures (details supplied) proposed by the European Commission would result in cuts to direct payments in October 2020 and cuts in farm schemes under pillar 2 to farmers here; and the process involved for the decision to become final. [45906/19]
The Sláintecare Action Plan 2019 which was published by my Department, includes a specific workstream on Service Re-design and Supporting Infrastructure. Sláintecare is about delivering a health and social care service to meet the needs of the population. Over a ten-year period, it will deliver a universal health service that offers the right care, in the right place, at the right time, with a priority focus on developing primary and community services within a national policy context. Access to quality preventative, primary, curative, rehabilitative and end-of-life healthcare is key to the long-term sustainability of the health service and universal healthcare.
As the provision of podiatry clinics is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.