Regione Lombardia General Directorate for Welfare is responsible for healthcare policy design, implementation and delivery to its 10 million citizens. The General Directorate for Health holds the regulatory and administrative competencies in the healthcare domain, including planning and supplying, quality monitoring and control, appropriateness and efficiency of services. As regional governing authority Lombardy plans its […]


Junta de Andalucía

Servicio Andaluz de Salud-SAS (the Andalusian Health Service) is a public body providing all healthcare services to the 8.4 million inhabitants in Andalusia. It is an autonomous “arms-length” organisation, attached to the Ministry of Health of the Government of Andalusia. SAS provides a wide range of healthcare services from preventive and public health activities to […]


The role and function of the Department of Health of the Republic of Ireland is to provide strategic leadership for the health service and to ensure that Government policies for the sector are translated into actions and implemented effectively. It supports the Minister and Ministers of State in their implementation of Government policy. Key functions […]


Servicos Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde

Servicos Partilhados do Ministerio de Saude (SPMS) is the Health Ministry‘s central purchasing and IT authority. It is a public enterprise created in 2010, functioning under the guardianship of the Ministries of Health and Finance. SPMS aim is to provide shared services – in the areas of purchasing and logistics, financial services, human resources and […]