Public consultation is an important component of best practice in the policy-making process. Effective consultation processes can contribute to accountability in the policy making process, better quality policy decisions and enhanced engagement with policy implementation built upon participation in policy design. Access information on how to find government consultations from across the island here.
IPH regularly respond to relevant policy consultations in Ireland, Northern Ireland and, when relevant, internationally. This is one of the ways in which IPH influences public policy to protect and improve population health and reduce health inequalities on the island.
We strive to develop consultation responses that are clear, accessible and evidence-based. As well as responding to consultations undertaken by lead health departments and agencies, we also respond to consultations by other sectors where we identify a clear public health concern. In this way, IPH consultation responses contribute towards a health in all policies approach on the island of Ireland.
We subject our work in the area of consultation responses to processes of annual review and continuous quality development. We welcome feedback on our consultation responses.
Our most recent consultation responses are listed below and can be searched by keyword and/or year. Links to the original consultation document, reports on consultation responses and final strategy/policy documents are also provided.
For further information, please contact Arlene McKay at +44 (0)28 9064 8494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org