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The hexavalent DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB combination vaccine (for babies at risk of hepatitis B)

Mon, 07/08/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection Format:  A4 8 pages; PDF only Target group:  Healthcare professionals This document for healthcare professionals outlines the new immunisation schedule for babies at risk of hepatitis B and includes FAQs on t ...

Update on Fipronil in eggs

Following concerns raised in the Netherlands about a substance called Fipronil which has been used inappropriately in cleaning products on chicken farms, we have identified that a very small number of eggs have been distributed to the UK from the farms aff ...

Labour's analysis of GP access backs up previous College warnings

She said: "This analysis backs up the warnings that the College has been making for some time- that as a result of years of underinvestment in general practice, our patients are finding it increasingly difficult to make a GP appointment. "Our ow ...

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon addresses “the totality of relationships” regarding the Good Friday Agreement

Centre for Cross Border Studies Director Ruth Taillon Centre for Cross Border Studies Director Ruth Taillon was invited to speak at Féile an Phobail on Saturday 5th August in Belfast. Next year is the 20th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. ...

A designated centre for people with disabilities operated by The Irish Society for Autism

Title: A designated centre for people with disabilities operated by The Irish Society for Autism Description: Inspection date: 3 May 2016 ...

Diabetes drug may be helpful for Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's can be stopped. BBC News, August 4 2017 Type 2 diabetes drug could combat Parkinson's: Test ...

Ulster University welcomes acquisition of spin-out firm Intelesens by leading US technology company UltraLinq

Ulster University has welcomed the announcement that Intelesens, a medical technology spin-out company has been acquired by US-based UltraLinq. ...

€3.5M Govt fund to support community health projects welcome – Minister Harris

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD today welcomed the recent announcement from the Department of Rural and Community Development of the approval of the 2017 Dormant Accounts Action Plan. Additional funding of up to €3.46 million is being made availa ...

Using mixed methods to assess fidelity of delivery and its influencing factors in a complex self-management intervention for people with osteoarthritis and low back pain.

Title: Using mixed methods to assess fidelity of delivery and its influencing factors in a complex self-management intervention for people with osteoarthritis and low back pain. Authors: Toomey, Elaine; Matthews, James; Hurley, Deirdre A Abstract: Despite ...

Gene editing used to repair diseased genes in embryos

prevent inherited diseases. Sky News, August 2 2017 Ethical concerns over dawn of the designer baby: ...

Statement of the 14th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus

The fourteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 3 August 2017 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and ...

College statement on MRCGP assessment

"The purpose of the MRCGP assessment is to ensure GPs meet the highest standards to deliver safe patient care. We are confident that it is a robust assessment of a GP trainee's clinical knowledge and communication skills – both of which are esse ...

EFSA searching for scientific experts

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has invited scientists with expertise in food and feed safety related issues to apply to join its ten Scientific Panels and its Scientific Committee. The call for experts closes on 8 September 2017. ...

Financial problems caused by caring linked to increased feelings of social isolation

3 August, 2017: Almost 40 per cent of carers who reported the most serious financial difficulties also felt socially isolated, according to a survey of 55,700 carers, which is published today. ...

Financial problems caused by caring linked to increased feelings of social isolation

3 August, 2017: Almost 40 per cent of carers who reported the most serious financial difficulties also felt socially isolated, according to a survey of 55,700 carers, which is published today. ...

Financial problems caused by caring linked to increased feelings of social isolation

3 August, 2017: Almost 40 per cent of carers who reported the most serious financial difficulties also felt socially isolated, according to a survey of 55,700 carers, which is published today. ...

Financial problems caused by caring linked to increased feelings of social isolation

3 August, 2017: Almost 40 per cent of carers who reported the most serious financial difficulties also felt socially isolated, according to a survey of 55,700 carers, which is published today. ...

2017 NDTMS reporting consultation

Public Health England (PHE) is keen to gather information on how the reports and toolkits from the NDTMS (National Drug Monitoring Treatment System) are being used in the current operating environm. ...

'Brain drain' of future GPs will be disastrous for patient care and the NHS, says RCGP

She said: "This is really concerning and very sad. We cannot – and must not – allow this 'brain drain' of future GPs to be lost to our profession and to future generations of patients. "We are already having difficulties attracting med ...

Home Care

Consultation on Home Care Services ...

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