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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 ...

College welcomes patient safety measures on prescribing

GPs work hard to avoid making mistakes in the prescribing process, and our patients should be reassured that in the vast majority of cases, prescriptions are made appropriately and correctly. But as well as being highly-qualified medical professionals, do ...

Collection: Weekly national flu reports

National influenza reports, tracking seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses in the UK. Reports from spring 2013 and earlier are available on the UK Government Web Archive. ...

Appointments to the Optical Registration Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, T.D., has appointed the following persons as members of the Optical Registration Board, following on from their election by the registrants of the profession, with effect from 11th February 2018 until 10th February 2 ...

Appointments to the Radiographers Registration Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, T.D., has appointed the following persons as members of the Radiographers Registration Board, following on from their election by the registrants of the profession, with effect from 05th February 2018 until 23rd Janu ...

Appointments to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU)

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed the following as members of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU). These appointments are for the term from 8th February 2018 to 10th February 2019. Mr Owen Blee is a Dispensing a ...

Appointments to the Tallaght Hospital Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed the following as members of the Board of Tallaght Hospital. These appointments are for the term from 13th February 2018 to 12th February 2021. Archdeacon David Pierpoint, on the nomination of the P ...

Appointment to the Voluntary Health Insurance Board

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) advertising campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD has appointed Mr Dean Holden as a member of the Voluntary Health Insurance Board for a term from 31st January 2018 to 30th January 2023. ...

Re-appointments to the Voluntary Health Insurance Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD has re-appointed the following as members of the Voluntary Health Insurance Board. Ms Celine Fitzgerald – from 22nd February 2018 to 21st February 2020 ...

Guidance: Hepatitis A/Typhoid vaccine: patient group direction

This patient group direction (PGD) template supports the administration of HepA/Typhoid vaccine to individuals considered at risk of exposure to Salmonella enterica serovar typhi, (S. typhi) and/or hepatitis A virus, in accordance with recommendations fro ...

Guidance: Typhoid Vi vaccine: patient group direction

This patient group direction (PGD) template supports the administration of typhoid Vi polysaccharide vaccine to overseas travellers at risk of exposure to Salmonella enterica serovar typhi (S. typhi) in accordance with recommendations from the National Tr ...

National Public Health Emergency Team held their 13th meeting today – 22 February 2018

The National Public Health Emergency Team on Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) held their 13th meeting today, 22nd February 2018. The focus of discussion at the meeting was governance arrangements at an operational level in the HSE to targe ...

Responding to injecting drug use – an exploratory conversation

Published date:  Thu, 22/02/2018 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Belfast Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team (DACT) and Extern have hosted a conference in order to learn more about how other countries are responding to injecting drug u ...

Research and analysis: Oral health survey report: children in Yorkshire and Humber 2015

This report uses data taken from the third oral health survey of children aged 5 in Yorkshire and Humber under the National Dental Public Health Epidemiology Programme for England and focuses on the 2015 findings at both regional and lower-tier local auth ...

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day – reduce energy costs and get help

Published date:  Thu, 22/02/2018 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement With more than two in five households here in fuel poverty, this Fuel Poverty Awareness Day (Friday 23 February) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is highlighting energy ef ...

Carer’s Benefit payments

Some payments of Carer’s Benefit have been delayed this week. The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection advises recipients who need financial assistance today to contact the Community Welfare Service at their local Intreo Centre. Read mor ...

The future of cigarette packets is here and it’s plain

Minister Catherine Byrne has welcomed the news that tobacco products bearing the new standardised ...

Registration now open! EMBMI/ASO Midlands Regional Group Obesity Symposium

This is a joint meeting of the ASO Midlands Regional Group & East Midlands Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (EMBMI). The symposium has a number of nationally renowned speakers who are all recognised experts in their field. The talks will cover the la ...

Official Statistics: NHS health check quarterly statistics: February 2018

This update contains data from 152 local authorities for October to December 2017 (quarter 3 for 2017 to 2018) and cumulative data from 1 April 2013 to 31 December 2017. The cumulative data also includes amended statistics for: 10 local authorities for Ap ...

Housing Committee to meet with Irish Water on its proposed move to a single utility by 2021

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government will meet tomorrow at 9.30am in Committee Room 1, Leinster House. ...

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