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Case study: Better Bones Osteoporosis Service from Kingston Public Health

Summary Kingston Public Health delivered the Better Bones Osteoporosis Service to people aged over 50 who live or work in Kingston or are registered with a Kingston GP, and are at risk of or have already been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia. Back ...

Case study: Dancing in Time

Summary An 8 week contemporary dance programme with a specific focus on modifying physical factors (physical activity status, mobility, sedentary behaviour patterns) and psychosocial factors (depressive state, fear of falling) that can contribute to falls. ...

Case study: Supporting musculoskeletal (MSK) health at work

Summary Arthritis Research UK is developing both its working practices and physical work spaces so that they support overall health and wellbeing, with an emphasis on promoting MSK health and supporting people with existing MSK conditions. ...

Case study: Implementing stratified care for low back pain: STarT Back

Summary The STarT Back approach addresses the high burden of back pain for patients and the NHS by providing physiotherapists and GPs with a screening tool to match patients to the most suitable treatment. The tool calculates a risk score for the patient a ...

Case study: Improving primary prevention of falls for Newcastle’s over 65s

Summary Newcastle Public Health worked with the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service to conduct Safe and Well visits to the homes of those aged 65 and over, with a focus on preventing falls. ...

Case study: ESCAPE-pain for knee pain

Summary ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. ...

Case study: SWAP: delivering primary care vocational advice

Summary Patients consulting their GP or nurse practitioner with an episode of pain who were either struggling at work or absent from work for less than 6 months, were referred to a vocational advisor, delivering a stepped care, case managed intervention to ...

Guidance: Productive healthy ageing and musculoskeletal health

Longer, healthier lives are a benefit to society in many ways, including financial, social and cultural, because older people have skills, knowledge and experience that benefit the wider population. There is an opportunity to utilise this increased longev ...

New Year’s Day to see families across the country get help with the cost of medication – Minister Harris

Minister for Health signs statutory instrument to reduce prescription charges from January 1st Minister Simon Harris has today (Tuesday) signed a statutory instrument which will mean a reduction in prescription charges from January 1st. It was announced i ...

Health Committee to discuss Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB]

Minister Harris will attend at Select Committee for Supplementary Estimates ...

Irish Language Committee to discuss development plans for Údarás na Gaeltachta

The Joint Committee on the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands will discuss the effectiveness of the economic, cultural and social policies of Údarás na Gaeltachta at its meeting tomorrow, Tuesday 5 December 2017. ...

10,000 more voices: Improving the patient and client experience of delirium

Tue, 05/12/2017 Directorate:  Directorate of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Format:  Leaflet and poster Target group:  General public Patient and client experience is recognised as a key element in the deliveryof quality healthcare. ...

Budgetary Oversight Committee to meet Fiscal Advisory Council

The Committee on Budgetary Oversight will focus on the Fiscal Assessment Report with representatives from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council at its meeting torrow, Wednesday 6 December. ...

South West ASO Regional Group Meeting – Monday 26th February

The South West ASO Regional Group has been established with the aim of strengthening links and networks between all health care professionals and academics in the South West of England who have an interest in the management of patients with obesity and ar ...

Let’s talk turkey

With Christmas fast approaching and two thirds of UK households choosing to have roast turkey for their Christmas dinner*, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is offering tips on how you can safely prepare turkey at home. ...

Know your alcohol limits during the festive season

Published date:  Tue, 05/12/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement With the Christmas party season in full swing the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to be mindful of their alcohol intake. Many people do not realise that alco ...

Missed appointments frustrating but also potential red flag warnings, says College

"We understand why GPs and our teams get frustrated when patients don't turn up to their appointments. It's wasteful for everyone, but in some cases this can be a warning sign that something significant is wrong with the patient and follow- ...

Select Committee on Housing to discuss Supplementary Estimates

The Select Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government will meet tomorrow to discuss the 2017 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services- Vote 34 (Housing, Planning and Local Government). ...

Chief Scientific Adviser's report confirms that mandatory display of FHRS drives up food safety compliance

The FSA has today published a new Science Report by its Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Guy Poppy. In his seventh Report, Professor Poppy looks at the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS), and its impact on food safety especially where the scheme is mandat ...

Correspondence: Sickle cell disease: positive result referral template letter

Newborn screening laboratories should use this letter template to inform hospitals about babies who screen positive for sickle cell disease. ...

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