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Anxiety and depression linked to increased cancer death risk

"Depression linked to higher chance of dying from cancer," The Independent reports. Analysis of English and Scottish data found a link between mental distress and cancer mortality, which remained even after other factors such as smoking were tak ...

Yorkshire abattoir fined for food hygiene failings

Yorkshire Abattoir Services Limited ordered to pay more than £34,400 after being found guilty of food hygiene offences. ...

NTPF Publication of Waiting List Figures for October 2018 – Update on 2018 Inpatient Day Case Access plan

The National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) have today (16 November 2018) published the waiting list numbers to the end of October and an update on the 2018 Inpatient Day Case Access Plan. The update outlines progress in arranging treatment for patients w ...

Responsibility for tackling antimicrobial resistance lies with society not just GPs, says College

She said: "Antibiotics are excellent, vital drugs when used appropriately- and for many bacterial infections there is often no alternative treatment available. "GPs are already doing great work to reduce antibiotics prescribing and will only rec ...

Detailed guide: Ebola virus disease: ACDP guidance on sperm and egg donation

Specialist recommendations on deferral of sperm or egg donations following exposure to Ebola virus ...

Symposium showcases breadth of FSA science

Behavioural insights into tackling food crime, the cost of illness and consumer attitudes to food-related issues were all discussed at the Food Standards Agency’s second-annual Symposium of Social Science. ...

EAPN Ireland- Briefing note on the European Pillar for Social Rights

On the first anniversary of the European Pillar for Social Rights (November 17th), please find  below a briefing note on the pillar and what it represents. EAPN Ireland Briefing on European Pillar of Social Rights (003) ...

Building and retaining GP workforce must be key in NHS long-term plan, says RCGP

She said: "Given the intense pressures currently facing our NHS, it frankly comes as little surprise to hear that an impending workforce shortfall will put the forthcoming NHS long-term plan at risk, if it is not comprehensively and effectively addre ...

DATA PROTECTION ACT 2018 (SECTION 36(2)) (HEALTH RESEARCH) REGULATIONS 2018 (SI 314 of 2018)

These Regulations are made under section 36 of the Data Protection Act 2018. They set out mandatory suitable and specific safeguards that will apply to the processing of personal data for the purposes of health research and for related matters.  These saf ...

Guidance: Diagnostic radiology: national diagnostic reference levels

Details of the national diagnostic reference levels (NDRLs), for clinicians using radiation in medicine. ...

Minister Harris welcomes agreement on a contract for provision of termination of pregnancy services in community settings

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today welcomed the agreement with the Irish Medical Organisation on a contract for the provision of termination of pregnancy services in community settings. The majority of terminations up to nine weeks gestation ...

Children and Youth Affairs Committee publishes Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity

The Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity published today by the Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs makes 20 headline recommendations to help schools, communities and families make healthier choices for Ireland’s young people. ...

Guidance: Community-centred practice: applying All Our Health

Information for front-line staff to adopt community-centred ways of working that help improves the health and wellbeing of the most marginalised communities. ...

RCGP urges women not to panic, but demands answers over smear blunder

"This error has put patients at risk, and it will undoubtedly cause women more anxiety. It is vital everything is done as a matter of urgency to rectify the situation, and ensure all affected women are informed – particularly those who have not recei ...

Minister Harris welcomes the passing of the Children’s Health Bill through the Oireachtas and early establishment of Children’s Health Ireland

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today welcomed the passing of the Children’s Health Bill 2018 through the Oireachtas. The Bill provides for the establishment of a single statutory entity, Children’s Health Ireland, to provide paediatric services ...

Research and analysis: NHS screening programmes: KPI reports 2018 to 2019

Key performance indicator (KPI) data reports for NHS population screening programmes for financial year 2018 to 2019. ...

Case study: BLF new data on pollution levels around hospitals and surgeries

The British Lung Foundation has released a new report mapping out levels of particulate matter around health centres across the UK highlighting potential risks. ...

Guidance: Health matters: air pollution

A resource focusing on air pollution: sources, impacts and actions. ...

Learning to Get Better: Progress Report: A report on the progress made following the Ombudsman’s investigation into how public hospitals handle complaints

Learning to Get Better: Progress Report: A report on the progress made following the Ombudsman’s investigation into how public hospitals handle complaints Office of the Ombudsman When Learning to Get Better was published, I signalled my intention to conduc ...

CBS Director, Ruth Taillon attends Castle Talks on “The Identity Crisis of Europe Euroscepticism in border regions”

CCBS Director, Ruth Taillon travelled to Strasbourg to participate in a two-day seminar on the topic, “The Identity Crisis of Europe Euroscepticism in border regions”. The seminar was the first in a new Jean Monnet project being delivered by the Universit ...

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