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The principal purpose of the Health Care Standards Directorate is to achieve improvement in Health Care and to ensure Patient Safety.

The Health Care Standards Directorate has a wide remit that includes:
1. Quality Care, Quality Assurance, Medical audit/Clinical Performance and Patient Safety
2. Licensing of Health Care Establishments and Services  
3. Formulation of National Satndards for Health Care, Health Care Establishments and Health Services including Primary Care and Mental Care Services
4. Blood, Tissue and Cells and Organs Surveillance and Vigilance, regulatory aspects related to Substances of Human Origin and licensing of Tissue and Cell establishments
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