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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 ...

Research and analysis: Teenage mothers and young fathers: support framework

This framework helps local healthcare commissioners and service providers review support arrangements for young parents in their area. ...

College Chair defends GPs over cervical screening accusations

The full version is below. Dear Sir, Blaming GPs for the recent drop in take-up of smear tests – and, worse still, for the unnecessary and untimely deaths of women – is grossly unfair, and blatant scaremongering that will only serve to deter yet more wome ...

Department of Health Open Beds Report

The Open Beds Report provides a summary of the average numbers of open inpatient beds and day beds/places in the acute hospital system based on data provided by the HSE. The report will be published on the Department website each month. Open Beds Report – ...

RCGP withdraws Sultan of Brunei honour

An extraordinary meeting of the College's Trustee Board voted unanimously to withdraw the 'Companion of the College' honour awarded in 2013. The decision also includes the removal of the word 'Brunei' from the name of the auditori ...

Guidance: Meningitis and septicaemia: leaflet for students in years 9 to 10

A leaflet for students in school years 9 to 10 explaining why it’s important that they have the meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccine. ...

Minister for Health Marks World Haemophilia Day 2019

Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D. has today marked World Haemophilia Day (Wednesday April 17th). He said: “Ireland can be very proud of the level of care provided to people with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders in Ireland. The services provid ...

Guidance: NIPE: checks and audits to improve quality and reduce risks

The NHS newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) screening programme processes for ensuring a seamless and safe screening pathway. ...

Correspondence: Vaccine update: issue 293, April 2019

Latest developments in vaccines, vaccination policies and procedures for immunisation practitioners. ...

PAC to examine Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) financial statements

Representatives from the Environmental protection Agency (EPA) will be before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) tomorrow to examine the 2017 financial statements. ...

Committee on Climate Action launches final report; calls for action on tackling climate change

The Joint Committee on Climate Action has today launched its final, cross-party report entitled, ‘Climate Change: A Cross- Party Consensus for Action.’ ...

Guidance: Shiga toxin Escherichia coli scheme: sample instruction sheet

This external quality assessment (EQA) scheme challenges the detection and quantification of Shiga toxin Escherichia coli organisms by molecular methods. ...

FSA urges vigilance in light of food hygiene rating scam

We have been made aware of a scam in Wales and England which references both the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS). ...

Impaired Vision: How the Visual World May Change after Brain Damage

  An unprecedented book that discusses a decades long journey of understanding vision and visual impairment through working with patients with brain damage Edward de Haan, a noted clinical vision researcher for the last 35 years, explains how the healthy ...

Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs, 2nd Edition

  Provides a comprehensive examination of emergency management and offers concepts and strategies for creating effective programs This book looks at the larger context within which emergency management response occurs, and stresses the development of a pr ...

EAPN Ireland Media Statement- Bench Marking Social Welfare

Please find enclosed EAPN Ireland’s media statement around government plans to bench mark social welfare rates. ...

Corporate report: PHE Business Plan 2019 to 2020

The business plan sets out the core purpose of Public Health England (PHE), significant achievements in 2018 to 2019 and priority actions for 2019 to 2020. ...

'Complex reasons' why patients choose not to take prescribed medication, says College

She said: "GPs are highly-trained to prescribe and recommend drugs if they think they will genuinely help the individual patient, based on the specific circumstances affecting their health and their personal risk factors – and then after a frank conv ...

EAPN Ireland Submission to the revised Control and Anti-Fraud Strategy 2019- 2023

Please find enclosed EAPN Irelands submission to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection’s revised control and Anti-fraud strategy for the period 2019-2023. ...

Department of Health allocates €7 million for antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention & control

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today welcomed an allocation of €7 million for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) measures in the health service. Minister Harris said the funding will be used for infection prevention and control teams in both acute ho ...

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