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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: UK and international immunisation schedules comparison tool

Immunisation schedules and vaccines used for countries individuals most commonly immigrate to the UK from. ...

Research and analysis: Common animal-associated infections quarterly reports: 2019

Quarterly reports on confirmed cases of non-foodborne zoonoses reported in England and Wales. ...

Minister Simon Harris announces launch of new helicopter emergency service for Munster

a Service Level Agreement between the HSE and Irish Community Rapid Response. Welcoming the news, Minister ...

Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career Structure Ninth Progress Report

In July 2013 a Working Group, chaired by Prof. Brian MacCraith, President, Dublin City University, was established to carry out a strategic review of medical training and career structure. The Working Group was tasked with examining and making high-level ...

Update on listeria cases being investigated

Investigation continues into foods linked to listeria infections in hospitals. ...

Research and analysis: Death in people aged 75 years and older in England in 2017

Comparing deaths amongst the older population in England in 2017, by age, sex, cause of death, place of death and deprivation. ...

Ulster University research providing dramatic solutions to health care problems

An Ulster University research study is educating nursing students in applied drama techniques, to help improve the quality of care given to patients. ...

New members appointed to expanded Scientific Advisory Committees

The Chair of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Heather Hancock has announced the appointment of 35 independent members to the FSA’s Scientific Advisory Committees. ...

Official Statistics: NHS Health Check quarterly statistics: June 2019

Number of NHS health checks offered and uptake each quarter, for the year to date and over 5 years April 2014 to March 2019. ...

Major retailers publish campylobacter results for January-March 2019

The top 9 food retailers publish January- March 2019 campylobacter results for fresh shop-bought UK-produced chickens. ...

Detailed guide: Assessing new patients from overseas: migrant health guide

Advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients for healthcare practitioners. ...

Ghost patients 'nothing sinister' – and the insinuation GPs are complicit in fraud is 'shocking’, says RCGP

"The insinuation that GPs – some of the most trusted professionals in society- are complicit in defrauding the health service is shocking and will be incredibly hurtful for hard-working GPs and their teams who are struggling to deliver care to more t ...

Research and analysis: Alcohol’s harm to others

An evidence review of the harm caused by alcohol to the people around those who are drinking. ...

Guidance: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine: PGD template

Patient group direction (PGD) template to support the national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme. ...

FSA Welcomes National Audit Office Report

The Food Standards Agency Chief Executive Jason Feeney has welcomed the National Audit Office report ‘Ensuring food safety and standards’ published today. ...

Government Approves General Scheme of a Bill – Treatment of Family Farms and Business Assets under Fair Deal

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD and the Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly TD, are pleased to announce that the Government has approved a General Scheme of a Bill intended to change the trea ...

Minister Harris publishes the Supplementary Report of the Scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck Screening Programme

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has today published the Supplementary Report of the Scoping Inquiry into the CervicalCheck Programme, following a Government decision earlier today. The Inquiry was led by Dr Gabriel Scally. Following the publicat ...

Scoping Inquiry Supplementary Report

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has today published the Supplementary Report of the Scoping Inquiry into the CervicalCheck Programme, following a Government decision earlier today. The Inquiry was led by Dr Gabriel Scally. ...

Vacant property schemes

If you own a vacant dwelling or are thinking of buying a property to rent it out, there are government incentives available. Schemes aimed at bringing vacant homes into use include: Repair and Leasing Scheme – provides support with costs of repairs for va ...

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