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Primary Care Social Work Information Leaflets

  • 27 Jun 2017

IASW members lead on development of National Primary Care Social Work Information Leaflets

27th June 2017

The IASW are delighted to announce the creation of two new National Primary Care Social Work Information Leaflets; one for service users and one for professionals. This project was suggested and spear headed by IASW members in 2016, who recognised the need for national clarity regarding the services offered by primary care social workers throughout the country.

Our aim was that members of the public and professionals, whether in Dublin, Donegal, Galway and Cork, be given the same information and offered the same services by their local Primary Care Social Worker. A subgroup of the IASW Special Interest Group of Social Workers in Primary Care was formed in mid 2016 and began work on the project. The 12 National leaflets what were in use were collected and reviewed. With the assistance of the HSE Primary Care Social Work Managers Group, the IASW created the first draft of the new national leaflet. The draft was edited and approved by the HSE Primary Care Social Work Managers Group and was subsequently approved by Senior HSE management for use.

The leaflets went to print and were introduced in April 2017.  They are now widely available throughout the country to both service users and professionals, and can be downloaded at https://iasw.ie/group.aspx?contentid=70

IASW Primary Care SIG