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Babies and mothers worldwide failed by lack of investment in breastfeeding

No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a new report by UNICEF and WHO in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increase global breastfeeding rates. ...

Healthcare Quality Improvement and ‘work engagement’; concluding results from a national, longitudinal, cross-sectional study of the ‘Productive Ward-Releasing Time to Care’ Programme

Title: Healthcare Quality Improvement and ‘work engagement’; concluding results from a national, longitudinal, cross-sectional study of the ‘Productive Ward-Releasing Time to Care’ Programme Authors: White, Mark; Butterworth, Tony; Wells, John SG Descripti ...

Heterogeneity in high-risk prostate cancer treated with high-dose radiation therapy and androgen deprivation therapy.

Title: Heterogeneity in high-risk prostate cancer treated with high-dose radiation therapy and androgen deprivation therapy. Authors: Cagney, Daniel N; Dunne, Mary; O'Shea, Carmel; Finn, Marie; Noone, Emma; Sheehan, Martina; McDonagh, Lesley; O'S ...

HEAR Focus on Delirium

Title: HEAR Focus on Delirium Authors: Madden, Anne; Callinan, Joanne; Hillis, Grace; Colley, Bernadette; Carrigan, Marie; Galligan, Louise; White, Gethin; Delaunois, Isabelle; Morgan, Margaret; Rowan, Caroline; O'Sullivan, Niamh; Dillon, Catherine De ...

GP Forward View falling short on workforce but it is still the lifeline general practice needs

The College's Annual Assessment of the plan, that was launched in April 2016, recognises that NHS England is making progress in delivering many of its approximately 100 pledges – and that the commitment to spend an additional £2.4 billion each year o ...

Reducing stigma around HIV testing is a good step forward- but GPs need more resources to do this

"Consideration of HIV testing can be an important part of a GP's investigations of unexplained symptoms, especially when the patient is unaware that they are at risk, and late diagnosis of HIV is a major public health priority. "GPs will re ...

FSA announces the appointment of Dr Colin Sullivan as Chief Operating Officer

Jason Feeney, Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency, has confirmed that he has appointed Dr Colin Sullivan as Chief Operating Officer. ...

Q Member Blogs

Experience of Service User Why join Q? It is just one year, since I was first introduced to the world of Q, and the concept of quality improvement. A lot has happened in that very short period of time… Images:  read more ...

Detailed guide: Paraguay: migrant health guide

Culture, politics and history BBC News and The World Factbook provide background information on the ...

Statement from the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, in relation to the decision by the HSE to reimburse nine new treatments

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has welcomed the decision by the HSE to reimburse nine new treatments and to begin their prescribing process and protocols. Minister Harris said “This represents another major investment by the HSE in innovative m ...

Ministers Harris and Daly announce extension of deadline for submissions to the Public Consultation on Home Care

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, and Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly, TD, today announced an extension to the deadline for submissions to the public consultation on home care services.  The new deadline for the public c ...

Minister of State Catherine Byrne TD launches the National Clinical Effectiveness Guideline on Hepatitis C Screening

Today, on World Hepatitis Day, the Minister of State Catherine Byrne TD launches a new National Clinical Effectiveness Guideline to help healthcare professionals with screening people for the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). The new guideline was developed by a g ...

PHA Annual report and accounts 2016-2017

Fri, 28/07/2017 Directorate:  Directorate of Operations Format:  128pp, A4, PDF, report Target group:  General public, health professionals. ...

Help eliminate hepatitis

Published date:  Fri, 28/07/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection On World Hepatitis Day (28 July) the Public Health Agency is supporting the World Hepatitis Alliance campaign message to eliminate hepatitis. ...

Eliminate hepatitis: WHO

New WHO data from 28 countries- representing approximately 70% of the global hepatitis burden- indicate that efforts to eliminate hepatitis are gaining momentum. Published to coincide with World Hepatitis Day, the data reveal that nearly all 28 countries h ...

Government Approves the drafting of the Children’s Health Bill 2017

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today announced the Government’s approval for the drafting of the Children’s Health Bill 2017. ...

Know Your Rights: European Health Insurance Card

Question My partner and I are planning a holiday in Spain. How do we access public healthcare services if one of us becomes ill? Answer (July 2017) You and your partner each need a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This card allows you to access publ ...

Cross-Border Healthcare Intervention Trials in Ireland Network (CHITIN)

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Sexual and reproductive health must not become the 'Cinderella' service of the NHS

The College is launching its report Time To Act, highlighting the findings of a College consultation with its 50,000-strong membership. It found that GPs fear rates of teenage pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases will rise – reversi ...

Clear messages on antibiotics important for patients, says RCGP

She said: "Resistance to antibiotics is one of the biggest health challenges we face globally. It’s important that we take new evidence around how to curb this on board – but we cannot advocate widespread behaviour change on the results of just one s ...

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