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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 ...

Guidance: North Cumbria NHS Trust: cervical screening programme

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust held in 2018. ...

Research and analysis: Crack cocaine increase: inquiry findings

Report on the findings of a Public Health England and Home Office investigation into the increase in crack cocaine use in England. ...

Guidance: Buckinghamshire NHS Trust: antenatal and newborn screening

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust held on 9 October 2018. ...

Guidance: Pharmacy offer for sexual health, reproductive health and HIV

Information to raise awareness with commissioners and providers of the community pharmacy offer for sexual health, reproductive health and HIV services. ...

Guidance: Somerset: bowel cancer screening programme

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Somerset held on 13 September 2018. ...

Guidance: Technical evaluation of Hologic Affirm prone biopsy system

Technical evaluation of Hologic Affirm prone biopsy system used in the NHS breast screening programme (BSP). ...

Guidance: Liverpool Women's NHS Trust: cervical screening programme

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust held on 18 April 2018. ...

Sláintecare Integration Fund Application Guide

The Sláintecare Action Plan 2019 establishes the building blocks for a significant shift in the way in which health services are delivered in Ireland. It seeks to deliver on the Future of Healthcare Committee’s vison of a health system in which care is pr ...

Minister for Health appoints Health Research Consent Declaration Committee

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed 15 persons to the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee. The Consent Declaration Committee was provided for in Health Research Regulations made by the Minister under the Data Protection Act 2018. ...

Ulster University showcases cutting edge research at Imagine Belfast Festival

Ulster University has unveiled an exciting programme of events at the forthcoming Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics. As a funder of the unique festival, the university is organising seven events on 25 March designed to showcasing its cutting-e ...

Taoiseach and Minister for Health welcome launch of €20m Slaintecare Integration Fund for new models of health and social care

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Minister for Health Simon Harris TD have today (Friday) welcomed the launch of the €20m Sláintecare Integration Fund and invited health and social care providers to pitch their ideas. Successful service delivery projects will ...

Press release: Funding awarded to 23 projects to help those affected by alcohol

Local authorities across the country will use £6 million funding to increase access to alcohol treatments, with a focus on helping parents and rough sleepers. ...

Minister for Health Publishes Review of Implementation Plan by Dr. Gabriel Scally

The Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today published a review by Dr Gabriel Scally into the Department of Health’s Implementation Plan. ...

Guidance: Tuberculosis (TB): information for discipline and wing staff

Advice for non-healthcare staff who work in UK prisons on spotting and handling TB cases. ...

Guidance: Psychotropic drugs and people with learning disabilities or autism

Describes a system to track prescribing of antipsychotics, antidepressants and other psychotropics for people with learning disabilities, autism or both. ...

Increases in social welfare payments

Social welfare rates are due to increase from this week. The relevant documents will be updated on citizensinformation.ie on the date the changes take effect. You can read a summary of the changes on welfare.ie. ...

Increases in social welfare payments

Social welfare rates are due to increase from this week. The payments and dates of change are set out in the table below. The relevant documents will be updated on citizensinformation.ie on the date the changes take effect. You can read a summary of the c ...

We must never give up on building the GP workforce says College

She said: "We agree with the writers of this report that the GP workforce faces significant challenges but we disagree that these are insurmountable. We must not, under any circumstances, give up on our aims and endeavours to build the GP workforce – ...

Minister McGrath welcomes World Down Syndrome Day

The Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, today marked World Down Syndrome Day. World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day which has been celebrated all over the world since 2006. ...

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