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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 ...

Effectiveness of Group Radical Openness as a treatment of Over control: An Open Trial.

Effectiveness of Group Radical Openness as a treatment of Over control: An Open Trial. Dr James McElvaney ...

Official Statistics: Substance misuse treatment in secure settings: 2017 to 2018

Statistics for alcohol and drug misuse treatment in prisons and other secure settings from PHE’s national drug treatment monitoring system (NDTMS). ...

Partnership review 'optimistic and pragmatic' but needs the resources and workforce to deliver its recommendations

“This review is a vote of confidence in GP partnerships and shows that they are an important and viable option for GPs at all stages of their careers, now and in the future – but there are clear challenges that must be addressed, and this review confronts ...

Bad press can be 'soul-destroying' for hard-working and dedicated GPs, says College

"We also know how soul-destroying it can be for hard-working GPs and our teams – across the country making more than a million patients a day – to see newspaper headlines unfairly admonishing their clinical skill and expertise and undermining their r ...

Guidance: Health risks of cold homes: data sources

Guidance to support public health teams and housing professionals in the prevention and management of the health impacts associated with cold homes. ...

Official Statistics: NCMP and Child Obesity Profile: academic year 2017 to 2018 update

National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) and Child Obesity Profile online data tool: update with added data for academic year 2017 to 2018. ...

Official Statistics: Cardiovascular disease profiles: January 2019 update

Update of cardiovascular disease (CVD) data looking at heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke. ...

Budgetary Oversight Committee to discuss IFAC report on Budget 2019, Brexit with Finance Minister

The Committee on Budgetary Oversight will discuss IFAC’s report on Budget 2019, control of health expenditure and the potential budgetary implications of Brexit with Finance Minister Paschal Donohue on Wednesday, Jan. 16. ...

Guidance: Meningococcal B: vaccine information for healthcare professionals

From September 2015, a new vaccine will be introduced to protect infants against meningococcal B. ...

Briefing Paper 5: The Impact of Brexit on Devolution in Northern Ireland

Click the image to download. This is the fifth and final paper from our Briefing Paper Series on Brexit and the UK-Ireland Border. It considers the questions that the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union raises for devolution in Northern Ireland. ...

Guidance: Handbook to the NHS Constitution for England

Information about the rights and pledges in the NHS Constitution and what these mean for NHS patients and staff. ...

RCGPNI responds to review of medical school places in Northern Ireland

"Professor Gardiner's report outlines the stark realities facing the medical workforce in Northern Ireland. GPs and colleagues from other professions have been facing workforce challenges for many years as a result of a lack of planning and the C ...

PACS-Based Multimedia Imaging Informatics: Basic Principles and Applications, 3rd Edition

  Thoroughly revised to present the very latest in PACS-based multimedia in medical imaging informatics—from the electronic patient record to the full range of topics in digital medical imaging—this new edition by the founder of PACS and multimedia image ...

Minister for Health welcomes fall in waiting lists in 2018 and prioritises further actions in 2019 to improve access for patients

Minister for Health Simon Harris has today welcomed the publication of the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) waiting list numbers. The figures show that the number of patients waiting for an inpatient or day case hospital procedure at the end of Dec ...

National Women and Infants Health Programme: Annual Report 2017

The National Women and Infants Health Programme has submitted its 2017 annual report to the Minister for Health, which outlines the progress made to implement the National Maternity Strategy. The report sets out the where progress was made in 2017 against ...

Guidance: Chesterfield Royal Hospital: antenatal and newborn screening

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust held on 21 and 22 May 2018. ...

Guidance: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals: breast screening programme

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust held on 3 May 2016. ...

Guidance: Bradford Teaching Hospitals: cervical screening programme

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust held on 19 June 2018. ...

Guidance: Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen: cervical screening programme

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust held on 19 April 2018. ...

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