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Keeping people with dementia active during winter months

Published date:  Wed, 18/10/2017 Directorate:  Nursing In line with our dementia ‘Still Me’ campaign and the fast approaching winter months, it is important to keep people with dementia active by engaging in activities that they are interested in and are n ...

Opening Statement by Minister for Health Simon Harris TD at the Joint Committee on Health

**Check Against Delivery ** Introduction          Chairman, Committee Members I am very pleased to have this opportunity to appear before you once again today. I will make a brief opening statement and then take questions from the Committee Members. First ...

Final results from the third annual retail survey show campylobacter levels continue to fall

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today published the last set of results from its third survey of campylobacter contamination in fresh shop-bought UK-produced chickens. ...

Study on GP referrals to weight management schemes 'positive and encouraging' says RCGP Chair

"Losing weight through a combination of responsible dieting and appropriate physical activity is one of the best things people can do to avoid developing, or lessen the impact of type 2 diabetes – but we know that many patients struggle to lose weigh ...

Get the shingles jab if you are aged 70 or 78

Published date:  Tue, 17/10/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 and 78 years old that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine. Every year in Northern Ireland, around 1,000 people in ...

Committee on the Eighth Amendment continues hearings on health care issues

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eight Amendment will continue its focus on health care issues at its meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, 18 October 2017. ...

New guide to support overseas doctors moving to the UK launched

The web-based resource, called 'A Guide for Overseas Doctors: Living and working the UK for GPs and their families', offers constructive advice and practical support to doctors, bringing together relevant information and showcasing the UK as a g ...

Communications Climate Action & Environment Committee to discuss waste tyres regulation and EU legislative proposals

The Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment will carry out scrutiny of Statutory Instrument 2017-400 Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2017, new regulations for dealing with waste tyres which came into force in Octobe ...

Funding to retain nurses in care of older people

Published date:  Tue, 17/10/2017 Directorate:  Nursing The Public Health Agency (PHA) is delighted to have been successful in securing a significant grant for ‘Project RETAIN’ from the prestigious Burdett Trust for Nursing. ...

Statement from Minister for Health Simon Harris on Storm Ophelia

Today has been a difficult and challenging one for our health services and I want to thank all of those who came to work today and went above and beyond. We do expect some continued disruption over the coming days but we can expect a gradual return to nor ...

Dr Mahmoud Fikri

World Health Organization announces with great sadness the death of Dr Mahmoud M Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region. ...

Adverse weather

Published date:  Mon, 16/10/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection During adverse weather many people can experience a range of situations associated with the extreme weather such as cold and freezing temperatures, no electricity or mains water and flooding. ...

'Magic mushrooms' may help 'reset' depressive brains, study claims

The Headlines Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain. BBC News, October 14 2017 Magic ...

HIGH5 recalls Energy Source Summer Fruits products due to undeclared allergens

HIGH5 recalls its Energy Source Summer Fruits sachets, selection packs, large and small taster packs, and the filled bottles because they contain soya and milk, which are not mentioned on the label. This means these products are a possible health risk for ...

MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2018

*Please note that the ‘opening’ and ‘closing dates’ on the HRB award notice webpage are for administrative purposes only and do not represent dates for submission of applications. For actual call opening and closing dates, please see the websites of the i ...

It should always be a patient's choice to disclose sexuality, says RCGP

She said: "A patient's sexuality can potentially have an impact on some aspects of their healthcare, so it is certainly helpful for a GP to know so that we can take it into account when making a diagnosis or recommending treatments- but it shoul ...

Shahnaz Food Products Ltd recalls Mr Naga Hot Pepper Pickle because of undeclared mustard

Shahnaz Food Products Ltd is recalling its Mr Naga Hot Pepper Pickle because it contains mustard which is not declared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard. ...

Dr Google can be useful- but it is not a medically trained professional

"The point to get across is that Dr Google is not a medically trained professional, whilst GPs clearly are. And reputable websites, such as NHS Choices, produced by clinicians, can be incredibly useful, but people need to be cautious as there is also ...

Growing patient lists are a concern for GPs, says RCGP

"As a result, many GP practices are seeing escalating patient lists they simply can't deal with- although we must recognise that sometimes increasing list numbers are due to practices merging and pooling their resources. "We desperately nee ...

Highlights from the RCGP Annual Conference- Day 3

As this year's Royal College of GPs' Annual Conference comes to a close, Jako Burger, professor in personalised care at Maastricht University, The Netherlands, will discuss whether Dutch GPs are happier than their UK colleagues, and why. Profess ...

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