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Dr Mike Holmes elected new College Vice Chair

The new role of a third Vice Chair was created by the College's governing Council in September, and any member in good standing was eligible to stand. The other three candidates were: Dr Susi Caesar, Dr Sunil Gupta, and Professor Chantal Simon. Dr Ho ...

Guidance: QA visit to bowel cancer screening programme London hub

Quality assurance aims to maintain national standards and promote continuous improvement in bowel cancer screening. This is to ensure that all eligible people have access to a consistent, high-quality service wherever they live. QA visits are carried out ...

Views sought on experience of bereavement

Published date:  Mon, 04/12/2017 Directorate:  Nursing The Public Health Agency (PHA) and the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) are urging people who have experienced bereavement, whether the death was expected or sudden and in any care setting or at hom ...

United Nations leaders call on the Saudi-led coalition to fully lift blockade of Yemeni Red Sea ports

The partial lifting of the blockade of Yemen’s Red Sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition in recent days is allowing humanitarian organizations to resume the provision of life-saving assistance to people in desperate need. Given the massive scale of Yemen’s ...

Fundamental Supplies Ltd recalls Hench Fuel Protein Porridge because of incorrect allergen labelling

Fundamental Supplies Ltd is recalling Hench Fuel Protein Porridge because it contains milk, oats and sulphites which are not correctly declared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for individuals with an allergy or intolerance to ...

Sainsbury’s recalls Vegetable Spring Rolls because of undeclared prawns

Sainsbury’s is recalling by Sainsbury’s 10 Vegetable Spring Roll Selection because it contains undeclared prawns which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to crustaceans. ...

RCGP Scotland statement on Scottish Government announcement of 800 more GPs

"RCGP Scotland welcomes today's announcement by the Cabinet Secretary that the Scottish Government plans to increase the number of GPs in Scotland by at least 800 over the next decade, and we very much look forward to seeing the detail around th ...

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL ADVISER (MINISTER OF STATE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH) ORDER 2017 S.I. No. 526 of 2017

The Government, on the request of the Minister for Health and in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 11(1) of the Public Service Management Act 1997 (No. 27 of 1997), hereby order as follows: 1. This Order may be cited as the Appointment o ...

1.4 million vaccines from global stockpile support yellow fever control in Nigeria

The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for yellow fever has provided 1.4 million vaccine doses for an immunization campaign that starts on Saturday (2 December) to help control an ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria. ...

CCBS Annual Conference 2018: The Good Friday Agreement in All its Parts: Safeguarding the Totality of Relationships

Date:  8 – 9 March 2018 Venue:  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, Ireland ...

CCBS joins the Cohesion Alliance

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has joined the CohesionAlliance for a strong EU cohesion policy beyond 2020.  Cohesion policy is the main European investment policy to achieve the EU Treaty objective of economic, social and territorial cohesion. In do ...

Know Your Rights: Buying goods online

Question I have ordered a few presents from a Belgian website. Can I return them if I change my mind when I get them? Answer (November 2017) ...

Seanad Public Consultation Committee to hold hearings on the National Anthem

The Seanad Public Consultation Committee will begin its public hearings on the status, treatment and use of the National Anthem on Tuesday, 5 December 2017. ...

HIV surveillance report published – PHA raises awareness of safer sex on World AIDS Day 2017

Published date:  Fri, 01/12/2017- 10:32am Directorate:  Health Protection The Public Health Agency (PHA) is using World AIDS Day today as an opportunity to raise awareness about HIV and encourage people to practise safer sex and get tested if they think th ...

Young people’s annual statistics from NDTMS released today

The latest 2015-16 young people’s statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) show that there were 17,077 young people (under the age of 18) in substance misuse services,. ...

HIV surveillance in Northern Ireland 2017

Fri, 01/12/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection Format:  A4 Pdf, 17 pages Target group:  Health Professionals This report aims to provide an overview of HIV epidemiology in Northern Ireland by collating and analysing information from a number of sources. ...

Minister for Health and Minister for Health Promotion mark World AIDS Day

increased access to PrEP in Ireland and I welcome the news that from next week a generic form of the drug ...

Moving Forward Together: Planning for the Future in Dementia Care

Published date:  Thu, 30/11/2017 Directorate:  Nursing Local people living with a dementia, their families and carers, voluntary organisations and health and social care professionals are committed to partnership working, moving forward together, in the fu ...

‘If in doubt – get checked out’ when it comes to Mouth Cancer

Published date:  Tue, 28/11/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Health professionals here have joined forces to raise awareness of the causes, signs and symptoms of Mouth Cancer. Around 200 people are diagnosed with mouth cancer each ...

Bats and Human Health: Ebola, SARS, Rabies and Beyond

  An important resource that reviews the various infectious diseases that affect bats and bat populations Bats and Human Health: Ebola, SARS, Rabies and Beyond covers existing literature on viral, bacterial, protozoan, and fungal infections of bats and ho ...

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