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Impossible for every GP practice to be open every night and every weekend in current climate, says RCGP

"Patients need to be aware that the scheme announced today will offer them a GP consultation, but not necessarily with their usual GP or at their own GP practice. "Hardworking GPs and our teams are offering more consultations than ever before – ...

Flu is not sexist, says RCGP in response to BMJ 'man flu' article

"We're sorry to be the bearer of disappointing news for half the population – but ...

'Peppa Pig' highlights great GP care- but we must remember real life pressures facing general practice, says RCGP

She said: "It's wonderful that youngsters who watch Peppa Pig are seeing great examples of high-quality, compassionate, person-centred NHS general practice- the desire to deliver this being the main reason many of us become GPs in the first plac ...

Agriculture Committee to discuss Coillte’s Annual Report and Climate Change

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine meets tomorrow at 4pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House. ...

Preventing falls this winter

Published date:  Mon, 11/12/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement About one third of people over the age of 65 years fall each year, yet around 50 percent of falls are known to be preventable. The Public Health Agency (PHA), in associa ...

Guidance: Breast screening: interval cancers and duty of candour toolkit

These documents are a toolkit of guidance on interval breast cancers for healthcare professionals to use when applying the duty of candour. ...

Organ Donation Discussion Day Monday December 11th – Tell your loved ones your wishes

Published date:  Mon, 11/12/2017 Directorate:  Service Development and Screening Across Northern Ireland, families are being encouraged to sit down with their loved ones on Monday December 11 and discuss their wishes on organ donation. read more ...

Health is a fundamental human right

“The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition”. Almost 70 years after these words were adopted in the ...

European project partners meet in Belfast to discuss big data, healthcare and GDPR

European project partners meet in Belfast to discuss big data, healthcare and GDPR ...

Ridiculously Rich by Alana recalls varieties of cakes due to undeclared and incorrectly labelled allergens

Ridiculously Rich by Alana is recalling the cakes listed below because some allergens have not been listed and others have not been correctly declared. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya, egg or peanuts, a ...

Report to the Minister for Health on an Evaluation and Analysis of Returns for 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 including advice on Risk Equalisation Credits (Redacted)

The Minister for Health requested that the Health Insurance Authority provide a Report to the Minister under Section 7E of the Health Insurance Act 1994. The Report includes: ...

Ministers Harris and McGrath announce opening of a Public Consultation on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, and Minister of State for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath, TD, today announced the opening of a public consultation on draft legislation relating to deprivation of liberty. The draft legislative provisions outline ...

EIB loan is a huge vote of confidence in the new Children’s Hospital project and in Ireland – Minister Harris

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, today (Friday) welcomed the announcement by the European Investment Bank of its decision to provide a loan of €490 million to Ireland to support the construction of the new children’s hospital and associated outpatient a ...

Detailed guide: NHS population screening: education and training

Use this guide to: download tools to help explain screening access e-learning access programme specific training sign up for screening training E-learning Most e-learning for the NHS screening programmes is available on the e-Learning for Healthcare (e-Lf ...

Detailed guide: Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: education and training

This guide sets out education and training resources available to healthcare professionals working in the sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening programme. E-learning Most e-learning developed by the NHS screening programmes is available on the e-Le ...

Detailed guide: Newborn blood spot screening: education and training

This guide sets out education and training resources available to healthcare professionals working in the newborn blood spot screening programme. E-learning Most e-learning developed by the NHS screening programmes is available on the e-Learning for Healt ...

Detailed guide: Newborn and infant physical examination screening: education and training

This guide sets out education and training resources available to healthcare professionals working in the newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) programme. E-learning Most e-learning developed by the NHS screening programmes is available on the e- ...

Detailed guide: Infectious diseases in pregnancy screening: education and training

This guide sets out education and training resources available to healthcare professionals working in the infectious diseases in pregnancy screening (IDPS) programme. E-learning Most e-learning developed by the NHS screening programmes is available on the ...

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Christmas arrangements

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has published the arrangements for social welfare payments over the Christmas period. Find out more on welfare.ie. ...

FSA Board meeting now available

This week's open Board meeting is now available as a video-on-demand and as a podcast. It was chaired by the Food Standards Agency Chair Heather Hancock on 6 December. ...

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