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Research and analysis: Modern slavery and public health

This research focuses on the public health implications of modern slavery and how they can be addressed, based on a rapid evidence assessment. The findings provide 5 reasons why modern slavery is a public health issue and identify next steps for public he ...

Obese children face lifetime of health-related problems, says RCGP

"This alarming finding that that one in five young people are obese by the age of 14 should strike a chord in all of us. The stark truth is that overweight and obese children face a lifetime of health-related problems, including increased risk of con ...

Stay warm and well during the cold spell

Published date:  Thu, 07/12/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection A yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place for Friday and continuing into the weekend. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is advising everyone to look after themselves and their neighb ...

Open invitation to the Science Council Meeting: 13 December 2017

The Science Council of the Food Standards Agency is holding its second meeting in London on Wednesday 13 December 2017. The Council was formally established on 1 April 2017 to implement a key recommendation from the Triennial Review of the FSA’s Scientific ...

Dementia: number of people affected to triple in next 30 years

As the global population ages, the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050. "Nearly 10 million people develop dementia each year, 6 million of them in low- and middle-income countries," s ...

Kepak Frozen Division recalls various Big AL’s Chicken Products because of undeclared allergens

Kepak Frozen Division is recalling three varieties of its Big AL’s chicken products as they contain mustard and/or milk which are not declared on the labels. This means that the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard and/ ...

RCGP Wales responds to Welsh Government's health and social care hub investment

Dr Rebecca Payne, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners in Wales, said: "RCGP Wales have called for a dedicated fund to improve the quality of GP surgeries. Our initial impression is that this investment is a positive step towards that. ...

Employment Affairs & Social Protection Committee to focus on the role of education in labour activation

The Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection will continue its hearings on labour activation measures with a particular focus on education at its meeting tomorrow, Thursday, 7 December 2017. ...

PAC to focus on management of social welfare payments

The Public Accounts Committee will focus on the management of social welfare payments when it meets with officials from the Department of Employment Affairs and social Protection tomorrow, Thursday, 7 December 2017. ...

Summary of discussions at FSA Board meeting 6 December 2017

At its quarterly meeting today, the Food Standards Agency Board discussed the progress of the FSA's National Food Crime Unit; the redesign of its surveillance programme; an update on the Regulating Our Future (ROF) programme; and the FSA’s activities ...

Department of Health Annual Report 2016

This annual report for the Department of Health 2016 outlines achievements and areas where significant progress was made in 2016 against our strategic objectives. ...

Applications invited for new Advisory Committee for Social Sciences

The Food Standards Agency wishes to invite applications from experts to join its newly formed Advisory Committee for Social Science, and is seeking to appoint a Chair and nine members. ...

Press release: Screening committee recommends trial of testing babies for SCID

Following a review of the evidence, the independent expert screening committee recommends that screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) should be tried for a period of time in the NHS. SCID refers to a number of rare inherited conditions whic ...

Appointments to the South/South-West Hospital Group Board

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed the following persons as members of the South/South-West Hospital Group Board. These appointments are with effect from 30 November 2017 to 29 ...

Health (Out-Patient Charges) Regulations 2017 S.I. No. 548 of 2017

These Regulations provide for the addition of an exemption of a relevant participant (within the meaning of section 2 of the Redress for Women’s Resident in Certain Institutions Act 2015) (Magdalen Women) from the €100 charge for out-patient services prov ...

Appointment of Chairperson to the University of Limerick Hospitals Group Board

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) advertising campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed Mr Graham Knowles as Chair designate of the University of Limerick Hospitals Group Board. This appointment is from 30 November 201 ...

Appointment of Chairperson to the South / South West Hospital Group Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has re-appointed Professor Geraldine McCarthy as Chair designate of the South / South West Hospital Group Board. This appointment is from 30 November 2017 to 29 November 2019. Prof. Geraldine McCarthy was Chair ...

Appointment of Chairperson to the RCSI Hospital Group Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has re-appointed Ms Anne Maher as Chair designate of the RCSI Hospital Group Board. This appointment is from 30 November 2017 to 29 November 2019. Ms Anne Maher was Chair of the RCSI Hospital Group Board until h ...

Appointment of Chairperson to the Ireland East Hospital Group Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has re-appointed Dr Thomas Lynch as Chair designate of the Ireland East Hospital Group Board. This appointment is from 30 November 2017 to 29 November 2019. Dr Thomas Lynch was Chair of the Ireland East Hospital ...

FSA Board meeting: 6 December 2017

Today's open Board meeting webcast has now finished. It was chaired by the Food Standards Agency Chair Heather Hancock. It will be available as a video-on-demand within the next few days. ...

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