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RCGP addresses NHS England's extension of GP winter indemnity scheme

She said: “The rising cost of indemnity is a huge concern for GPs right across the UK, so we’re pleased that this scheme has been extended to provide extra support for our colleagues who are most affected. “The College has been working closely with NHS En ...

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Health Research Board Report – Assisted reproductive technologies: International approaches to public funding mechanisms and criteria. An evidence review

Officials in the Department of Health are currently drafting the General Scheme of legislative provisions for assisted human reproduction (AHR). In the context of drafting this comprehensive piece of legislation, the question of public funding has arisen. ...

Assisted reproductive technologies: International approaches to public funding mechanisms and criteria. An evidence review

This evidence review from the Health Research Board examines the public funding mechanisms for Assisted Reproductive Therapies (ART) in different countries. The review looks at the associated costs and benefits for the funder, provider and patient, the cri ...

Tesco recalls Oriental Kitchen Chicken Chow Mein due to undeclared allergens

Tesco is recalling a batch of its Oriental Kitchen Chicken Chow Mein product because it was incorrectly packed with Tesco Chicken Curry and therefore contains egg, milk, mustard and sesame, which are not mentioned on the label.This means the product is a p ...

Children's screen time linked to diabetes risk factors

"Children who are allowed more than three hours of screentime a day are at greater risk of developing diabetes," The Guardian reports. In a new study, UK researchers found a link between three hours or more of screen time and risk factors for ty ...

Children's screen time linked to diabetes risk factors

"Children who are allowed more than three hours of screentime a day are at greater risk of developing diabetes," The Guardian reports. In a new study, UK researchers found a link between three hours or more of screen time and risk factors for ty ...

Lindt & Sprungli recalls two Easter chocolate eggs products due to undeclared barley

Lindt & Sprungli Ltd is recalling two batches of Excellence Dark Extra Fine Shell Egg and Lindor Strawberries & Cream Shell Egg because they contain barley which is not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for ...

Kernow Chocolate recalls two varieties of chocolate bars because of undeclared egg

Kernow Chocolate is recalling its Eton Mess Chocolate and Lemon Meringue Chocolate bars, because they contain undeclared egg which is not mentioned on the label. This means these products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance ...

A credit to GPs across the country that diagnosis of dementia has significantly increased, says RCGP

She said: “Dementia can cause significant misery to our patients, their families and their carers- and GPs are witnessing the impact that this devastating disease has more and more frequently. "It is a credit to the hard work and dedication of GPs ac ...

It's vital that new recruits are given every opportunity to choose a career in general practice, says RCGP

She said: “There is arguably no more important role in the modern NHS than that of the family doctor, so it’s vital that the these new recruits are given every opportunity to choose a career in general practice. “If we can use these extra places to help b ...

Statement from Minister for Health Simon Harris on the terrible tragedy to befall the Irish Coast Guard crew of Rescue 116

It is striking that on a bright spring day such a dark cloud hangs over Ireland. The crew of Rescue 116 represent all that is good about our country – they epitomise courage, bravery, selflessness and dedication to the welfare of others. These traits were ...

Recent Appointments to the Speech and Language Therapists Registration Board

With the consent of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD has re-appointed the following person as a Member of the Speech and Language  Therapists Registration Board.  This appointment is with effect fr ...

Recent Appointments to the Occupational Therapists Registration Board

With the consent of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD has re-appointed the following person as a Member of the Occupational Therapists Registration Board.  This appointment is with effect from 27 Fe ...

Appointments to the Dietitians Registration Board

On the nomination of the Minister for Education and Skills, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD has re-appointed the following person as a Member of the Dietitians Registration Board.  This appointment is with effect from 27 February 2017 until 13 Fe ...

Chief Executive to leave RCGP

During his time as CEO, his achievements include:- Managing the move to the new College headquarters at 30 Euston Square- Increasing the College membership to an all-time high of 52,000- Launching the high profile Put patients first: 'Back general pr ...

Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine, 9th Edition

  Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine, Ninth Edition, offers a balanced view of the most current knowledge of cancer science and clinical oncology practice. This all-new edition is the consummate reference source for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, i ...

Hair loss drugs linked with erectile dysfunction

dysfunction’. The Sun, March 10 2017 Bad news for bald men: Hair loss drugs cause erectile dysfunction that ...

Cervical screening important regardless of sexual orientation, says RCGP

“It’s important for all women who have ever been sexually active to have regular cervical screening tests, sometimes called smear tests, in line with national clinical guidance, regardless of their sexual orientation. The only women who would not potentia ...

Research and analysis: Everybody active, every day: 2 year update

The document reviews the progress of the framework’s 4 areas for action: active society: creating a social movement moving professionals: activating networks of expertise active environments: creating the right spaces moving at scale: scaling up intervent ...

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