The Department of Health Permanent Secretary, Peter May, extended the Protect Life 2 Strategy (2019) for a further three years to the end of 2027 at this stage. This will be reviewed by an incoming Minister with the potential for an additional extension to 2029. This decision was taken given challenges in implementing Protect Life 2 against a difficult financial situation and delays due to the necessary response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the Strategy extension, the Department agreed to undertake a Review of the Protect Life 2 Action Plan to inform the future Action Plan and implementation. The aims and objectives of the Protect Life 2 Strategy are not being reviewed and will not change at this point.
Your experience and feedback is critical for the Review of the Protect Life 2 Action Plan.
A series of face-to-face workshops (dates/venues in image attached) are being held in February 2024. These workshops we will present the initial analysis of a recent survey and seek more in-depth feedback from you.