National Treatment Purchase Fund

The National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) is a corporate body with functions and responsibilities as set out under Statutory Instrument 179 - National Treatment Purchase Fund (Establishment) Order, 2004 and the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act (2009).

Its key functions are: - Arranging for the provision of hospital treatment to classes of persons determined by the Minister; - Collecting, collating and validating information on persons waiting for public hospital treatment; - Agreeing pricing arrangements with private & voluntary nursing homes under the Nursing Homes Support Scheme - Furnishing advice to the Minister for Health on related issues - Performing any other function assigned by the Minister for Health, since July 2012 this includes responsibility for the publication of outpatient waiting lists