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UKCO2017 is now a SCOPE Accredited event!

Attending UKCO2017 will now earn you 4 SCOPE points which can be used towards your SCOPE certification. Online registration closes on Friday 25th of August. Find out more on the UKCO2017 Event Page ...

Gene editing brings pig organ transplant closer

closer. The Guardian, August 10 2017 GM pigs as human organ donors moves a step closer. ITV News, August ...

RCGP will continue to push for longer GP training programme despite Review recommendation

"It is the clearly stated position of the College that GP training should be a minimum of four years in length- and that the extra training time should be spent based in general practice. This was reconfirmed at our governing Council meeting in Febru ...

CCG underspend incredibly frustrating- money for general practice must be spent on general practice

"If hospitals are reliant on general practice shoring up their finances, it is a completely unsustainable situation. "GPs and our teams – who make the vast majority of NHS patient contacts – are dealing with a workload that has risen 16% over th ...

RCGP sounds caution over buying Viagra online

She said: "Awareness of sildenafil – which is widely known as Viagra – and its medical usage for treating erectile dysfunction has certainly increased over the last decade. It has also come 'off licence', making it cheaper. Both factors may ...

Expressions of Interest are sought for Appointment as Members of the Saolta University Healthcare Group

Membership must ensure demonstrable expertise including, but not limited to the following domains: Clinical; Business; Social; Legal; Medical Academic; Patient Advocacy. As a Board Member, you will be required to: ...

Make meningitis vaccine part of your university plans

Published date:  Mon, 14/08/2017- 7:30am This week young people will be receiving their A-level results and the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding those planning to go to university for the first time to get the meningococcal vaccine. The MenACWY vacc ...

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage

Sky News, August 10 2017 Links To Science Shi H, Enriquez A, Rapadas M, et al. NAD Deficiency, ...

Biosimilars

Medicines play a vital role in improving the overall health of Irish patients. Securing access to new and innovative medicines, in a timely manner, is a key objective of the Irish health service. However, the challenge is to deliver this objective in an a ...

Plans to increase access to cost-effective biosimilar medicines move forward with opening of public consultation – Minister Harris

Ireland’s first National Biosimilar Medicines Policy aims to deliver more for patients and taxpayers Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, today announced the opening of a public consultation on biosimilar medicines. The consultation will inform the deve ...

Saliva 'may speed healing' but 'kissing it better' probably won't

"Kissing it better really works: Saliva found to have properties that help speed up the healing process," reports the Mail Online. Researchers in Chile investigated how human saliva may help wounds to heal more efficiently. They used lab-grown s ...

Update on Fipronil in eggs

Investigations into the Fipronil incident in Europe continue. We have now established that more eggs from affected farms than previously identified came to the UK. It is very unlikely that these eggs pose a risk to public health, but as Fipronil is unautho ...

Summary of Regional Workshops for 2017 Social Inclusion Forum

Each year in advance of the national Social Inclusion Forum EAPN Ireland and Community Work Ireland carry out local workshops and focus groups to get people’s input and support their participation. The Key Messages from meetings in Dublin, Galway and a fo ...

Submission to Budget 2018

In its Submission to Budget 2018 EAPN Ireland has made proposals on the key measures needed if the Government is to begin to put in place an effective plan to address poverty and social exclusion. This includes changes in the areas of income, decent work ...

Know your rights: Bringing a dog into Ireland // Madra a thabhairt isteach chun na hÉireann

Question I am moving back to Ireland after living in Greece for some years. Am I allowed to bring my dog with me? Answer (April 2017) There are strict controls about importing pets into Ireland to ensure that diseases such as rabies are not introduced. Th ...

'Exercise pill' could potentially help people with heart failure

patients," the Daily Mirror reports. While the news sounds promising, it is important to make clear the ...

The Centre for Crossborder Studies Publishes an Update of its Briefing Paper on ‘Brexit and Economic Development’

In the run-up to the United Kingdom’s referendum on membership of the European Union in June 2016, the Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) and Co-operation Ireland published a series of five briefing papers. These papers aimed to inform debate by explo ...

More medical school training places welcome- in parallel with efforts to build GP workforce

"We welcomed the plan to increase the number of student places in UK medical schools when it was initially announced last year – and we're pleased to hear that there is now a clear timeframe for it to be implemented. ...

Software used to screen social media photos for depression signs

8 2017 A blue mood can colour Instagram posts, study finds. ITV News, August 8 2017 Posting lots of ...

Alcohol linked to an increased risk of skin cancer

types of cancer are squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma. While this news is obviously a cause for ...

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