National Office for Policies, Procedures, Protocols and Guidelines (PPPGs)


The National Office for PPPGs (Policies, Procedures, Protocols and Guidelines) is a part of the National Health Library and Knowledge Service.

We are currently in the initial phase of developing this space and populating it with guides and resources for the development of PPPGs. You can view some of the current national PPPG’s on Lenus, the Irish Health Repository, and current COVID-19 related guidance on the COVID-19 Repository.

If you have a national PPPG that is not on Lenus, we ask that you send a PDF copy, together with sign-off from its commissioning authority to

You can view a list of national PPPGs that are currently under development here.
If your document development group have a Proposed/Under Development National PPPG that is not listed, please let us know at


What is a PPPG?

A PPPG is a Policy, Procedure, Protocol or Guideline and may be clinical or non-clinical.

How can I find the National PPPG I’m looking for?

We are in the early stages of developing a central repository for all National PPPGs. For Covid-19 related guidelines please visit our Covid-19 Repository. Some National PPPGs are available on the Irish Health Repository Lenus.

Where can I get information on developing National PPPGs?

Guidance on developing your National PPPG can be found in the HSE Framework for Developing PPPGs.

Who do I contact to get more information or if I have questions?

You may email the National PPPG Office at 

Where should I send my approved National PPPG to?

Please email your approved National PPPG to

Until the national central repository is operational, your document will be available on the Irish Health Repository Lenus

How do I know what National PPPGs are currently under development?

We plan to have a list of national PPPGs under development regularly updated on this website, until then please direct your query to

Who approves a National PPPG?

A national PPPG should be formally approved and signed off  by the authority national clinical/corporate lead in accordance with HSE established governance structures. Please refer to the HSE Framework for Developing PPPGs  for checklist of requirements.

What resources/training videos are available for National PPPG development?

The National PPPG Office is part of the HSE National Library Service and some training is available from the Library Information Skills Team.  To contact this team, you can use this online form:  

There is also a training video available on HSEland on on how to develop PPPG’s using the HSE Framework for Developing PPPGs.  For staff access to HSEland please click here

Can I get Library assistance with evidence request summaries for a National PPPG?

Please click here if you have a general research request.

For Covid-19 evidence request summaries please click here