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Northern Ireland Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2018

Public Health Agency The Northern Ireland Cancer Patient Experience Survey (NI CPES) 2018 follows on from the successful delivery of the survey in Northern Ireland in 2015, and similar surveys in England, Scotland and Wales. The NI CPES 2018 gave patients ...

10,000 more voices: improving the patient and client experience

Public Health Agency Patient and client experience is recognised as a key element in the delivery of quality healthcare. In line with this, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is carrying out an extensive piece of work across all Health and Social Care Trusts ...

The Northern Ireland Breast Screening Programme- Guide for health professionals

Public Health Agency This booklet is aimed at GPs and practice managers to enable them to promote informed choice for women invited for breast screening.     Research and Evaluation Report ...

Animal Scientific Procedures- Retrospective Assessment Guidance

Animal Scientific Procedures – Retrospective Assessment Guidance Department of Health (Northern Ireland) Guidance literature, Public health policy and advice, Health protection information Animal Scientific Procedures – Retrospective Assessment Guidance ...

Policy Paper on Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy

9.3.2018The Joint Oireachtas Committee published its Report on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, on Wednesday 20th December 2017. The Committeeâ?Ts Report reflected the majority position of its membership with dissenting positions and voting recor ...

Northern Ireland health and social care (HSC) key facts workforce bulletin June 2016- March 2017

A quarterly summary of HSC staff by organisation and staff group including summary of 5 year trends. 10.14655/11971-1203974 Department of Health (Northern Ireland) Statistical reports, DoH statistics and research, Workforce statistics A quarterly summary ...

Beware risk of carbon monoxide poisoning this summer

Carbon monoxide (CO) can be a hidden killer during the summer months, and with many of us heading away on camping, caravanning or boating holidays, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging holidaymakers to be aware of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning ...

Local communities encouraged to apply for PHA small grants

Community and voluntary groups are being encouraged to apply for small grants which can be used to improve the mental and emotional wellbeing of local communities. Funding is being provided by the Public Health Agency (PHA) for a small grants scheme to ad ...

Public health Â'revolutionÂ' at heart of NHS success at 70

As the National Health Service marks its 70th birthday, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is celebrating the dramatic improvement in the health of our population over the past seven decades, from an era where polio and TB blighted society to one where we enj ...

Report aims to empower communities and improve lives

Working closely with local communities to tackle health inequalities and help everyone live healthier lives is the central theme of a report published today as part of the work progressing under the Health and Social Care Transformation Programme.  Public ...

Alcohol Â- its impact on you: Alcohol Awareness Week 2018

During Alcohol Awareness Week (18-24 June) the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Northern IrelandÂ's Drug and Alcohol Coordination Teams (NIDACTs) are highlighting the impact alcohol can have on people who drink too much and those around them. The week ...

Precautionary recall of patients at two GP practices for cervical screening

The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) have been made aware of possible shortcomings in the technique used to take cervical screening tests (commonly referred to as cervical smears) at two GP practices. This issue affects a ...

World Cup 2018 Â- get active and snack healthy

With less than a week to go to the start of the World Cup in Russia, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging people to use the competition as inspiration to kick off some healthy habits. Mary Black, Assistant Director for Health and Social Wellbeing ...

SchoolÂ's out for summer Â- time to talk about alcohol and drugs

With thousands of young people finishing school for the summer, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging parents to talk to their children about the risks associated with drinking alcohol and taking drugs. The PHAÂ's Drugs and Alcohol lead Micha ...

Emergency care waiting times â?" additional guidance

This document details background information and guidance on the information detailed in the Emergency Care Waiting Times Statistical report for Northern Ireland. It includes information on: 10.14655/11971-1175944 Department of Health (Northern Ireland) G ...

World No Tobacco Day- Free pharmacy services at the heart of stop smoking support

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging smokers to think about making use of the tailored, free, one-to-one support that community pharmacies can offer to help them stop smoking. The call comes on World No Tobacco Day as the agency highlights over 600 PH ...

PHA helps celebrate Â'I Am ResearchÂ'

Each year the HSC R&D Division of the Public Health Agency, along with Health and Social Care (HSC) partners, celebrates the Â'I Am ResearchÂ' campaign to mark International Clinical Trials Day. This year the national campaign on 25 May is r ...

PHA promotes Take 5 steps to wellbeing in local council areas

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has hosted an event to promote good emotional health and wellbeing amongst the residents in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council areas. The community planning event held in the ...

A-Level students urged to add MenACWY vaccine to the checklist ahead of university

With exam season in full swing, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging everyone currently doing A-Levels to think next about getting the meningococcal ACWY vaccine ahead of starting university in September. Public Health Agency With exam season in full ...

Sun Awareness Week Â- be UV aware

During Sun Awareness Week (14 to 20 May 2018) the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are reminding people to be ultraviolet (UV) radiation aware and take appropriate care in the sun according to the UV level. To help with this th ...