Sláintecare: has the journey finally begun to make a universal single-tier health service a sustainable reality?

Thursday, February 8, 2018, Croke Park, Dublin

The 14th National Health Summit

Starting the journey to making universal healthcare a sustainable reality

Thursday, February 8, 2018, Croke Park, Dublin

Book Tickets

The 14th National Health Summit

Starting the journey to making universal healthcare a sustainable reality

Thursday, February 8, 2018, Croke Park, Dublin

Book Tickets

Ireland’s longest established healthcare summit

The all-party Sláintecare plan has identified a pathway to a universal single-tier health service for Ireland. But, now comes the hard part… making it work! October 2017 saw the government set about finding a way to implement the plan, which is a 10-year costed vision for a single-tier health service. After many reform initiatives and published reports over the last few decades, with all-party support for this plan, are we finally starting the journey to making universal healthcare a reality for all citizens?

Since the early noughties, The National Health Summit has been ‘the go to event’ for senior leaders within the entire health eco-system. Join us to discuss Sláintecare and other key topics at a forum that brings together the full range of stakeholders in our public health service to learn, network and share knowledge and experiences. It is where healthcare staff and leaders, policy-makers, commentators and patient groups meet to constructively challenge current ways of thinking and offer new perspectives.

Join us for what promises to be another engaging and insightful day



The Summit will feature plenary sessions and dedicated conference tracks.

We’ll be addressing some Big Question topics like:

  • The Health of a nation: A question of willpower? How does healthcare become a political priority?
  • The case for Place-Based Health and Care: There’s widespread recognition that healthcare needs to be built around the needs of local populations and focus on prevention. Re-imagining health as place-based opens out the definition of health from clinical care to one that encompasses wider determinants leading to better outcomes and a sustainable future.
  • Tackling wasteful spending in health: A significant share of healthcare spending in OECD countries is at best ineffectual and at worst wasteful. Tackling the burden of wasteful spending in health is imperative. There are solutions, so what are they?

We’ll also be focusing on 3 key conference track themes:

  • Sláintecare
  • Waiting times
  • Digital health







The range of stakeholders who attend this event include:

  • Policy makers
  • Leaders and managers in healthcare management and service delivery
  • Clinical leaders
  • Patient advocates
  • Healthcare researchers, academics, economists
  • Service providers to the healthcare sector

Here are some of the well-known organisations who attended our 2017 summit:

The Royal Hospital Donnybrook, Nua Healthcare, Molecular Medicine Ireland, CORU, Children’s Hospital Group, IMO, RCSI, ByrneWallace, Novartis Ireland, HSE South, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Midlands Regional Hospital, VHI, MSD Ireland, Rutland Centre, Temple St Children’s University Hospital, AbbVie, Medical Protection Society, Clanwilliam Group, CareZapp, Beaumont Hospital, BraineyApp, St. Johns Hospital, National Rehab Hospital, Deloitte, UL Hospitals Group, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, PwC, Bon Secours Health System, IPPOSI, Servisource, GSK, Saolta, Westdoc, IPU, Dublin Midlands Hospital Group, Meath County Council, Accenture, Laya Healthcare, NTPF, Myhomecare, Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council, Boots Retail, Medical Council of Ireland, Uniphar, St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Patients for Patient Safety Ireland, Grant Thornton, Irish Life Health, University Hospital Limerick, Tallaght Hospital, Connolly Hospital, Dept of Health, HSE West, Smith & Nephew, St. Lukes Radiation Oncology Unit, Roche Diagnostics, Vanguard Healthcare, National Office of Clinical Audit, Children’s Hospital Group


Our leading speakers include:

Maev-Ann Wren

Joint Research Area Co-Ordinator for Health and Quality of Life Research, The ESRI

Simon Harris TD

Minister for Health

Lord Victor Adebowale

Chair, Collaborate CIC and CEO, Turning Point, UK

Robert Yates

Project Director, UHC Policy Forum, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London

Dr. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

Founder and CEO, Patients Know Best, UK

Agnès Couffinhal

Senior Economist, the OECD, Paris


The Prototype Care Robot

Colette Cowan

CEO, University of Limerick Hospitals Group


Read below to see what some of the attendees from our last Health Summit have to say:

Mary Kirwan

HR Manager, Our Lady’s Hospital

Excellent – thoroughly enjoyed it and very informative

Dr. Truls Christiansen

General Practitioner, County Wicklow

My 3rd summit – by far the best because it allowed interaction with important problems in the healthcare services

Mary Bedding

Sepsis Group Asst Director of Nursing, RCSI Hospital Group

Excellent summit – would like to attend again…

Emer Martin

Director of Nursing, St. John’s Hospital, Limerick

Informative and inspiring. I will explore ways for my hospital to work more collaboratively with primary care practitioners

Our Tickets and Pricing

Single tickets and multi-ticket bundles available

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1 – 3 tickets



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Multi-Ticket Bundle

4 tickets for the price of 3



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Multi-Ticket Bundle

6 tickets for the price of 4



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Our Sponsors

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For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact

Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship Sales/ Conferences and Events

Mob: +353 86 8575144


Media from last year’s event

A selection of media from last year’s successful event.

Contact Us

This summit is organised by iQuest and our events partner The Sunday Business Post. If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Jackie Bryan

Conference Facilitator

Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913


The Venue

Croke Park, Dublin

Croke Park

The GDPR Summit takes place in the Hogan Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3 – located off Jones’ Road. Please DO NOT enter the Cusack side for this event.  The red box below has directions to this event including all bus, DART, train and Dublin Bike information. Parking: Free car parking is available in the Davin Car Park this is located on North Circular Road and accessed via St Margaret’s Avenue. There is pedestrian access from the car park onto Jones’ Road / Russell St for the main entrance to the Hogan Stand (on Jones‘ Road, opposite the Croke Park Hotel). GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977 Tel: + 353 1 819 2300 Email: Eircode: D03 P6K7

Croke Park