A study of the past, present and potential for future co-operation in health services across the Irish border by a research team led by Dr Jim Jamison, formerly director of the Health and Social Care Research Unit at Queen’s University Belfast, and including Professor Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dr Ciaran O’ Neill of the University of Ulster, and Ms Michelle Butler of the Institute of Public Administration in Dublin. Among the study’s recommendations are:
- A thorough assessment of the potential for co-operation in specialist hospital services such as heart, lung and other transplants, paediatric cardiac surgery and renal dialysis
- An assessment of how emergency services close to the border might be improved by greater collaboration
- Much greater co-operation in public health, particularly through joint health promotion campaigns
- Development of an all-Ireland health technology assessment capacity.
See also North/South study day, press release and final report.