The National Clinical Programme for Diabetes (NCPD) was established in 2010 to ‘ascertain and reduce the prevalence of diabetes in Ireland and to reduce the burden of diabetes on both affected individuals and the State by reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with Diabetes'.

For further information, please see NCPD website.

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Diabetes in General Practice (DiGP) is a general practice focused initiative whose aim is to provide a forum for GP’s and practice nurses to ensure best practice in their management of diabetes in general practice, through peer support, education and audit.

For further information, please see DiGP website.

The HSE Midland Diabetes Structured Care Programme is a primary care based programme dedicated to improving the quality of care for patients with diabetes. The HSE Midland area encompasses the counties of Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly. The programme was established in 1997/1998 through a partnership between a number of General Practitioners with an interest in diabetes and the Department of Public Health and Planning in the then Midland Health Board. Patients with diabetes are managed in a structured programme of care provided by GPs and practice nurses, with specialist support from diabetes nurse specialists, dieticians, ophthalmology and chiropody/podiatry services and referral to specialist services when required at the Midland Regional Hospitals.

For further information, please see HSE website.

The Health Behaviour Change Research Group (HBCRG) is a national hub and internationally-recognised centre of excellence in health behavioural intervention development, evaluation and implementation. The HBCRG was established within the School of Psychology at NUI Galway in January 2014 by Dr Molly Byrne, with support from a Health Research Board Research Leaders Award. The vision of the HBCRG is to improve population health by developing and promoting an evidence-based approach to health behaviour change interventions

For further information, please see HBCRG website.

The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is a large-scale, nationally representative, longitudinal study on ageing in Ireland, the overarching aim of which is to make Ireland the best place in the world to grow old. TILDA collects information on all aspects of health, economic and social circumstances from people aged 50 and over in a series of data collection waves once every two years.

For further information, please see TILDA website.

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) promotes cooperation for public health between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland by:

  • strengthening public health intelligence
  • building public health capacity
  • policy and programme development and evaluation

The Centre for Ageing Research Development in Ireland (CARDI), included in ESPRiT, is hosted by the IPH.

For further information, please see IPH website.

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